Who else remembers grade school science class worksheets?
TEST 1: _____________________________________________
TEST 2: _____________________________________________
TEST 3: _____________________________________________
Those test lines were always a minimum; you could keep adding as many additional lines as you needed. And the whole thing was fun and a game and exciting because you didn’t know what would happen (like that time I grabbed the iron stand after the open flame had just been diminished)! As long as you made a prediction and then ran your tests and learned something and reported it, your grade was inconsequential.
What if we turn today or the presentation or the project or the conversation or the training program or the new job into a great big experiment instead of a pass/fail option?
Because experiments never fail; they’re just opportunities for learning and data collection.