Allow People to Fail
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Allowing people to fail with dignity and using this failure as a learning tool is a practical way to boost trust. Effective leaders understand the potential of failure to be a building block for success. People in organizations will rarely take risks of any kind when they fear being blamed if the idea fails. Leaders who blame faculty members for failure are using trust-busting behaviors. In fact, when people fear failure they might quit trying. People in organizations will rarely take risks of any kind when they fear being blamed if the idea fails. They create a learning culture where there is the freedom to fail, and in this way growth occurs, as they trust individuals to be creative and to brainstorm collaboratively and learn from their mistakes. Allowing people to fail with grace enables leaders to maintain and sustain trusting environments where all experiences lead to greater learning and success.