January 2017 Archives

Reframing Failure

January 25, 2017

by Kim Childs, CPPC Last month I was helping a client prepare for a job interview, which also meant bracing for the possible question, "Can you tell me about one of your past mistakes or failures?" We discussed how to answer that question both honestly and positively, by telling a story about the growth, learning, character development or gifts that resulted from the failure. "Oh," said my client, brightening, "like when I tell my son that he can always learn…