Most of my writing is generated from two areas: my own interactions with the world/staff/family or from discussions with clients, either current or potential. I still encounter a struggle from business leaders or even people in my day-to-day life to say they failed at something.
There is still such a stigma when it comes to failure. I know from my seat as a leader, it took me a long time to be able to just say, “that I failed” or “I dropped the ball”. There was always a knee jerk reaction to scramble for a reason why something did not happen or trying to please the person that we are working on it and will drop everything to make it right.