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Dealing with Loss

'It's the same thing every day, Mother. The first thing he does when he gets home is check his peemail.'

 

 

“When you win, do not gloat. When you lose, bleed profusely.”

This is interpreted to mean to study your losses closely to determine why did you lose? What can you learn from it? What would you do differently? Did you maintain grace under fire? Are you still credible? Are you still respected? Did you lose graciously? You will learn far more from losses than victories.

 

Cite: Ashworth, Kenneth (2001) CAUGHT BETWEEN THE DOG AND THE FIREPLUG: or How to Survive Public Service, Washington, DC, Georgetown University Press

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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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