What it Really Takes to Prevail

“We have to know we will prevail and do so by facing the brutal facts.” – Dr. Janet Pilcher. Sometimes having an overly optimistic attitude and disregarding perceived negative data can be harmful to an organization and individual. In this episode of the Accelerate Your Performance Podcast, Dr. Pilcher discusses how you must often be a realist and address the hard facts while continuing to be persistent and motivated in your problem-solving. She goes on to analyze and quote the beliefs of Jim Collins, who is the author of “Good to Great,” and Admiral Jim Stockdale, who was a prisoner of war.

This episode addresses questions, such as:

  • Why is an overly optimistic outlook or the disregard of negative data damaging to organizations?
  • What is a continuous improvement process, and how does it relate to the Stockdale Paradox?
  • How can you cultivate a culture where individuals do not shy away from negative data or circumstances?

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