Are your team developing the persistence and resilience to keep getting up when they get knocked down, but they are getting weary to get themselves on their feet again without any progress? Your team needs more than the ability to get up again after a setback, they need a plan to help determine what they need to do after getting back up again.
Finalize The Team Goal
The team needs to settle on a definitive goal that they want to reach. Determine what that goal is and remember that goals shapes plans, plans shapes action, action achieves results and results bring success. If your team cannot finalize their goal they will not be able to turn their failures into successes. It is always better for your team to aim at something they want, even if they miss it, then get something they did not aim to get and did not want. If the team looks long enough for what you want, they are almost sure to find it.
Order The Team Plans
There is no guarantee that the plan will be carried out correctly, the way the team envisioned it. But if the team neglects the plan, chances for success will be slim.
Risk Failing by Taking Action
Planning alone will not bring your team success, they have to take action. Moving forward on a plan and actually doing it always involve risk. The team has to put themselves on the line if they are going to reach the finish line.
Welcome Mistakes in the Team
Encourage your team that mistakes are not to be avoided but embraced. Mistakes are signals that the team is moving into new territory, breaking new ground and making progress.
Advance Based on Character
Every time a team faces a mistake and attempt to move forward, it is a test of character. After a team has been knocked down and they had the will to get back up, the intelligence to plan a comeback and courage to take action, they had a defining moment. In these moments the team is defined as achievers or quitters. Being prepared for these moments and knowing they are coming, increases your team’s chances of winning their way through it.
Develop New Strategies to Succeed
After your team has developed a plan and put it into action, they are still not finished. In fact, if your team wants to succeed, they are never finished. Success is a journey and a continual process. Your team will never create the perfect plan or execute it without error. They will never get to a point where they no longer make mistakes or fail. Failures are merely milestones on the success journey.
Source: Failing Forward, John C. Maxwell