Yup, you read that right. According to David Shenk, you have to strive to fail to reach the potential of your unique genius.
We all have gifts, but it is not just genetics that leads people to success. Instead, it is hours of practice focused on development and improvement, the willingness to fail over and over again, and the desire to learn from that practice and failure.
Listen to Shenk discuss the variables in all cultures that guide us toward certain skills, rather than internal abilities:
What does this mean for us as managers, leaders, and/or parents? How do we create and support the environment that facilitates another to become the genius he/she is capable of becoming?