What’s your attitude when it comes to experiencing setbacks and failure in life? Does the fear of failure paralyze you, preventing your from tackling new, ambitious goals? When you experience a failure, do you curl up in the fetal position and rock back and forth for three months while listening to your favorite blues album, or do you view it as a learning experience and jump back onto the proverbial horse?
How does your team and organization manage failure? How an organization views and manages failure has a profound impact on its culture and its ability to innovate. Which is why the leaders at Pixar Studios spend a lot of time thinking about failure. Following up on last week’s look at Pixar’s innovative culture, here are a few insights on how Pixar views failure, from the book, Creativity, Inc.: