THE POWER OF FAILURE --- 27 WAYS TO TURN LIFE'S SETBACKS INTO SUCCESS
by Charles C. Manz. Berrett-Koehler, 2002



PREFACE (pix-xiii)

INTRODUCTION --- SUCCEEDING WITH THE "POWER OF FAILURE" (p1-7)

      [1] Failure vs. Success (p1-3)

      [2] Change your perspective (p3-5)

      [3] A new view of failure --- some primary themes (p5-7)

      [4] Failure --- OLD and NEW Definitions (p8)

      [5] Success --- OLD and NEW Definitions (p9)

      [6] "If" poem by Rudyard Kipling (p10)

PART 1 --- REDEFINING FAILURE AND SUCCESS (p11-40)

    1) To succeed more, fail more! (p13-15)

    2) Be a successful learner by learning from failures! (p17-20)

      "Setbacks are simply evidence of a need for change and a chance to learn!" Quote (p20)

    3) Recognize failure as the life-blood of success (p21-24)

    4) Learn the challenging secret to successful failure --- patience! (p25-29)

    5) Overcome the success catch-22 (p29-32)

    6) In the face of failure, search for opportunities, not obstacles (p33-36)

    7) To be a real success, you must fail! (p37-40)

      "By wrestling with failure you grow strong wings for soaring to success!" Quote (p39)

PART 2 --- WINNING THROUGH LOSING (p41-70)

    8) Sometimes when you WIN, you LOSE (p43-46)

    9) Sometimes when you LOSE, you WIN! (p47-50)

    10) Succeed at WIN-WIN, not Win/LOSE (p51-54)

    11) Succeed at being a "tryer" even when you are a "failure"! (p25-29)

    12) Help others win, even at your own expense, to help yourself (p59-62)

    13) Lose a disagreement to build a relationship (p63-66)

    14) When you feel that you are "Losing It," declare "Temporary Sanity" (p67-70)

PART 3 --- COPING WITH FAILURE (p73-104)

    15) Accept when "Failure" is really Failure! (p75-78)1)

    16) Choose to be happy over being right! (p79-82)

    17) Use "EQ" (Emotional Intelligence) to cooperate with failure...to succeed! (p83-88)

    18) Let mental storms blow through (p89-92)

    19) Use failure to master yourself (p93-96)

    20) Discover success at the point of maximum pessimism (p97-100)

    21) Both beauty and ugliness are in the eye of the beholder (p101-104)

PART 4 --- COLLABORATING WITH FAILURE (p105-132)

    22) Fail small to succeed big (p107-109)

    23) See the magnificent in the minimal (p111-113)

    24) Succeed at living in the present moment (p115-118)

    25) Continually invest for success --- even in the face of failure! (p119-122)

    26) Sometimes choose to get in over your head to get ahead! (p123-127)

    27) When you feel lost and demoralized by your life path --- blaze a new one!

GETTING STARTED --- THE POWER OF FAILURE MOTTO (p133-134)

THE POWER OF FAILURE MOTTO: (p135)

      [1] Redefine "Failure"

      [2] Redefine "Success"

      [3] Learn from failure

      [4] View failures as stepping-stones for success!

      [5] Find the opportunities of failure!

      [6] Use "negative feedback" to your advantage

      [7] Look beyond yourself

      [8] Persist!

NOTES (p137-139)

INDEX (p141-146)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR (p147-148)


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