I’ve learned more from my mistakes than my successes.

Maybe because I’ve made more mistakes?

Maybe because having reflected on the feelings (the pain of mistakes typically calls one’s attention: more so than the thrill of successes, however either are of little concern without reflection.) I’m now more mindful of avoiding those same traps and the mindset that precipitated it.

The same can also be true of my successes. If I reflect on the feelings and the mindset that precipitated the success, I can now be in a prime position to replicate these successes.

This may seem simple. Yet, I want to point out the profundity experienced by the act of reflection and acquiring a specific mindset. The process literally transforms that individual into the biochemical state matching the feelings associated with the prior success, enabling repeated experience to be directed in the present moment.

Leaders, it is our duty to see beyond our daily demands and permit our employees space for learning from their successes, as well as failures. Without these “permissions” of culture, we curb learning and creative thinking dramatically, which also corresponds to decreased engagement levels.

To establish the space needed, employees must trust in the integrity of the examination of events that lead to successes or failures will be consistently used for the purpose of learning and growth and NOT to further support a culture of judgement and competition.

Much of the stress experienced in the workforce is due to feelings of judgement and fear; regarding being seen as competent. An environment that perpetuates and models judgement (a fixed mindset, if you will) yields exactly that in it’s employees, as well; consequently shutting down the opportunity for learning by demonstrating behaviors that reinforce these stressors.

Ryan McShane, President, HR Evolution LLC,  RyanM@marc3solutions.com

HR Evolution provides small to medium sized businesses Fortune 500 Level Resources, creating “High Performance Organizations” with Greater Profit, Top Talent, and Outstanding Culture.

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Ryan McShane is the President/CEO of HR Evolution, LLC a consulting firm specializing in Human Resources, Leadership Development and Career Transitions Consulting. Prior to that, Ryan worked in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, learning the various cultural norms, principles and practices of each sector and applying that learning to create High Performance Leaders and Organizations today throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania. Ryan is also the immediate past president for the largest Local SHRM Chapter in the state of Maryland, Chesapeake Human Resource Association, (CHRA). Ryan’s professional affiliations include serving on the Board of Chesapeake Human Resource Association (CHRA), Board member and Membership Director of Hunt Valley Business Forum, a founding member of Conscious Capitalism- Central Maryland, a Member of York, PA’s local SHRM chapter, a Member of UMBC’s Instructional Systems Development (ISD) Advisory Board, and a former Member of the Boomer Council, an advisory council focusing on civic engagement and mature workforce strategies. Ryan is passionate about creating and leveraging existing tools and systems to enable both individuals and organizations to achieve their highest potential through greater awareness and a conscious approach to workforce management, honoring all stakeholders, wherein equal consideration is given to People, Planet and Profit.