Prove Yourself Wrong and Cheer: The Power of Challenging the Process

Accepting Failure

Enjoy this talk on YouTube by Astro Teller, the head of X (formerly Google X) about the amazing work they do by accepting—even inviting and celebrating—failure.

Big issues require big thinking. They require you to become untethered—to adopt the moonshot factory thinking that X does. It requires comfort with experimentation and failure.

You don’t have to be focused on solving world hunger or developing self-driving cars to benefit from a leader and a team that challenges processes, looks outside their boundaries to find new ideas, tries new things, and supports each other (even cheers) when they fail.

Can you take more reasonable risks to do more in your organization? What’s your moonshot?

Click here for the YouTube video


Gwen Voelpel

Gwen Voelpel has 20 years of experience in coaching and mentoring leaders at all levels of organizations. She has an undergraduate degree in communications, a graduate degree in public administration, and has served as an executive leader in several organizations. Gwen is an accredited Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and Everything DiSC Workplace Facilitator and a Certified Master in Training for The Leadership Challenge.