Culture & Leadership | Volunteer Professionals

All Aboard the Failboat: How Embracing Failure Creates Leadership

Chris Perez, Director of Volunteer Services, Central Division, Atrium Health

As leaders we are often taught to fear failure. After all, doesn’t failure mean we’re really not good at our job? Failures – when approached correctly – are often the greatest tool we can have for personal and program growth. If you feel like your program has grown stagnant or has not headed in the direction you wish, then maybe you need to learn how to “fail forward.” In this session we will discuss how to embrace occasional failures as a way to improve leadership and program effectiveness. We’ll discuss how to evaluate your projects to lead to long-term success. You’ll also learn how to lead others through failures.

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