There’s a school of thinking out there that it is important to fail. I can’t agree more. Mistakes are more memorable than successes and often have more complete lessons to learn.
But sometimes failure leads to a person getting beaten up all the time. And the process of beating them up leads them to become withdrawn and uncertain. As leaders it is our responsibility to ensure that those that have failed previously understand that they can still succeed afterward. We need to ensure that we don’t become the reason they fail going forward.