[FLR] Took a Leadership Risk That Backfired? Here’s How to Recover.

Happy Friday,


This past week, we saw Nike take a risk in choosing the new face of the 30th anniversary of campaign starring Colin Kaepernick. No matter where you stand on this issue, choosing the former NFL quarterback who led protests against racial injustice and police brutality by taking to one knee during the national anthem was a risk. Will it pay off? The early indicators are mixed.


When you are leading marketing for a global brand, there is a lot at stake, especially with these kinds of decisions. What happens when you take a risk that backfires? You can learn some important lessons, but you do need to be wiser how move forward, not only on behalf of your organization but for the potential impact on your career.


Took a Leadership Risk That Backfired? Here’s How to Recover | Fast Company


How to Recover From Your Worst Career Mistakes | Inc.


6 Tips to Move On From a Bad Decision | Success


P.S. Are you within the Canadian Public Service and wondering if you’re in the right role? Or maybe you’re wondering how to leverage your experience to more senior levels? Join us on September 18 from 12- 1 pm for our free lunch and learn webinar to learn how we can help you turn your public service career into a success story.


P.P.S. Come visit us at the 2018 Eastern Regional HRPA conference at the Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre in Kingston, ON on September 20. Jason Parks, National Director of Business Development will be attending to the conference to chat with you more about your coaching needs. You can reach him at in advance of the event at jason.parks@careerjoy.com or 1-877-256-2569 X 600.