Matthew Homan has what he tongue-in-cheek describes as “Idea Surplus Disorder.” He’s never short of good ideas. Here is one of his better LinkedIn posts. Paralysis due to fear is one of the leading impediments to productive innovation.
Leaders, start reframing failure as “tuition.”
Tell your teams you’re happy to pay tuition to learn a lesson, but make it clear that you’re not willing to pay to take the same class twice.
It will encourage your team to experiment and take calculated risks, but also remind them that they need to share the “classes they took” with everyone for your organization to truly grow.