Okay to Fail-Atmosphere
Security is a cornerstone of self-awareness and development. One method for making a group feel safe, while at the same time challenging and developing the group, is to create an “okay to fail-atmosphere”. If you dare to try new things, you will fail – and that’s good! The opposite of being successful is not failing, it’s not even trying.
When you fail you learn new things. You understand your own limitations at that particular time. If you do not give yourself even the opportunity to learn from the mistake, success will be impossible. And you survive 99.9% of all failures.
The challenge: dealing with embarrassment
Failing, or not doing what is considered right in a group, are among the most embarrassing things. Below are tips and exercises that help you, as a leader, create an atmosphere where it is perfectly okay to fail.