Failure and Lesson Learned
A colleague and I developed a weekend leadership/team building workshop for an organizaton in South Carolina. We created excellent materials and planned for a very successful project.
While we completed the workshop and were compensated….this project was a complete disaster. What went wrong?
- The leader of the organization reluctantly participated!
- His reluctance created a disruptive atmosphere.
While we were clear on the proposal and preliminary material, we had to work through the executive officer.
We persevered through the weekend. What we should have done was meet off to the side…..analyze the issue….and either continue or terminate the workshop and absorb the loss.
The lesson learned – make sure everyone is on the same page and make sure everyone is on the same page again. If not don’t continue on.