Keep at it – Utah CEO Magazine

In today’s business environment, success may seem very elusive to some CEOs. Businesses that have been around for years either have closed their doors or find those doors creaking shut. Bank empires have crumbled like an old cookie, and the well of money has all but dried up for some.

Yet, amid failure we see new ideas and businesses emerging. So, what is failure? In a recent workshop led by Garrett White exploring our “Soul Purpose,” I felt compelled to consider the role of success and failure in developing leaders. The faithful dictionary defines failure as “an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; a lack of success.” But, is failure really all that bad?

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As founder of PilmerPR, John Pilmer, APR serves as a PR and marketing communications advisor for both emerging and established companies. He offers customers more than 20 years of results-driven business PR and marketing experience. John and the firm have provided PR consultation and campaigns for clients such as Mozy, Novell, AdvancedMD, Certiport, NextPage, ElectraTherm, Altiris, Avamar, EmergeCore Networks, FSLogic, INVISUS, 10x Marketing, MWI, Project Insight, REIC, Seastone, US Synthetic and Funding Universe (now Lendio), among others.
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  1. Santo Torgersen  March 20, 2012

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  2. Art Nevarez  July 14, 2009

    He He … I like the idea of failing your way to success. It’s possible that this is simply a way to work out the bugs out of your life, trail and error, yet sometimes it seems that failure is more a state of mind than an actual outcome.


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