This occurs particularly if you are ambitious, motivated and eager to succeed. The interesting thing is our perception of failure. In a winning culture you would think the ‘f’ word might be off limits, but actually failure is often an integral part of being a high performer. It’s not failure itself that is the issue, it’s how we hold it.
While the aim of a winning mindset is to focus on sustained success – whether that’s on the pitch or in the boardroom – the reality is that you’re not going to be excelling 100% of the time. So when failure looks you straight in the eye, how do you deal with it and, more importantly, what messages are you sending to your team who know and understand only too well what the repercussions might be?