continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr People in leadership positions have high expectations for themselves and their employees. In the same vein as being reluctant to ask for help, we avoid failure. Failure means we didn’t succeed. It hints at a lack of effort or competence, even though that’s not usually the case.But perfection is unrealistic and unachievable. All of us have experienced some sort of failure in our careers – whether it was not getting a job we applied for, not seeing the expected level of engagement in a new campaign, or not meeting an annual goal.A recent post on The Powerful Mind blog outlines six reasons why failure is good for us:You learned something. After failure, it’s important to reflect on the entire process to understand what went wrong and how you can address similar situations in the future more successfully.