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Learning Organizations – OK to Fail
Thursday, August 8 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Free – $39
Failure – The Key to Success
Is fail a 4-letter word in your organization? Does your team struggle to get out of their comfort zone and take risks? Do you realize the role failure can play in moving your company forward but struggle to convince others of that? Are you confused (but intrigued) that I seem to be saying failure can be a good thing? If so, this workshop is for you. We’ll explore how even though failure is seen as bad it can be a key in breaking though stagnation and moving your company forward. We’ll look at the key cultural elements that create an environment that encourages and rewards appropriate risk taking. You’ll experience (through a hand-on activity) failure first hand and see how it leads to a level of success that would not have been possible otherwise.
Tim is a Manager of Quality and Continuous Improvement at Oshkosh Corp, a specialty truck manufacturer headquartered in Oshkosh, WI. He started his career as a product development engineer, project manager and then lean sigma champion. He’s spend the past 10 years coaching and building continuous improvement capability in others. He’s also spends much of his time coaching and teaching continuous improvement principles to non-profits. He has failed many times throughout his career and believes he’s ultimately been successful because of those failures.