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22.02.2024 Today’s Insights on Risk-Taking from Harvard Business School Professor Amy Edmundson

22.02.2024 Today’s Insights on Risk-Taking from Harvard Business School Professor Amy Edmundson
Dear Students,
 
Let’s face it – none of you likes to fail, whether it’s called “making mistakes,” “erring”, “messing up” or “missing the mark.” Despite softer terms like ” a little bit off” or “not quite on the mark,” the intent is clear – hearing such phrases typically means that you did not hit your intended target, in terms of impact, results or desired outcome, which may well lead to your feeling professionally uncomfortable.
 
Sometimes, aspiring professionals like you might respond to such situations by taking fewer risks, in an attempt to not lose face. As Amy Edmundson, Harvard Business School Professor and influential global business thinker, shares authentically in the short video below, however, a young professional (say you, or one of your friends) who tries to avoid doing so actually limits themselves from “stretching, growing and learning,” by not “venturing out,” as she puts it.
 
Wishing you a mistake-free evening – or a chance to “uncomfortably make progress” – whichever you’d prefer!