Beyond The Book: Failure as a Springboard to Success

Those lovely people at ZDNet have let me write a guest post about community, and I have contributed an article called Failure as a springboard to success.

The article talks about how if we embrace our failures in our communities, it can help us become better community members, and provides a model for doing so. This is particularly important for leaders. In a nutshell (from the article):

Failure should [also] be embraced in your communities. We admire leaders who are humble, honest and frank, and we grumble about leaders who are defensive and abrasive. Be the former, and your community will love you for it.

If you are involved in a community, I recommend you give it a read. :-)

One Response to “Beyond The Book: Failure as a Springboard to Success”

  1. Stuart G. Hall December 15, 2009 at 12:11 pm #

    Sounds a positive theme for improving online community management, I’ll take a look at the article!

    Cheers,

    Stuart

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