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In Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well, Amy Edmondson provides the framework to think, discuss, and practice failure wisely. Outlining three archetypes of failure–basic, complex, and intelligent–she showcases how to minimize unproductive failure while maximizing what we gain from flubs of all stripes. She illustrates how we and our organizations can embrace our human fallibility, learn exactly when failure is our friend, and prevent most of it when it is not. Edmondson gives us specifically tailored practices, skills, and mindsets to help us replace shame and blame with curiosity, vulnerability, and personal growth. You’ll never look at failure the same way again.

In this Executive Book Summary®:

  • The three reasons failing well is hard.
  • Why you need awareness of context to fail well.
  • How system awareness impacts unwanted failures.
  • The keys to thriving as a fallible human being.
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