Positive thinking is a huge benefit to businesses and the individuals who work for them. It’s what helps employees address challenges and rise up after missteps. The ability to acknowledge a misstep and actively work to learn from it falls under one of alliantgroup’s core values, ownership. At alliantgroup, ownership is described as the following:
“alliantgroup is after one goal and that is to help American businesses grow, so owning the work you produce is key. We take ownership for our successes as well as our learning opportunities.”
Notice that there are no failures. There is no “messing up” or making mistakes. Rather, there are only opportunities to learn. In part, this is what alliantgroup means when mentioning positive thinking.
In an article for Entrepreneur, Co-Founder and CEO of Away Steph Korey writes, “If you’re never failing, you’re probably never really winning either.” She admits that it sounds a bit counterintuitive, but promises a method to the madness. Drawing from personal experiences with taking great risks, Korey admits that, while it’s troubling to not succeed, it’s even harder to succeed without learning.
While many of Korey’s first-hand experiences stem from her time as an entrepreneur, they further cement the importance of a pervasive entrepreneurial spirit for employee investment. In particular, at alliantgroup, employees boast impressive “intelligence, dedication, and spirit,” which helps us keep ahead of the competition! While this spirit leads to many successes, including local and national awards, it also helps our employees make strides to constantly improve. Recall our first two core values, investment and high performance, which create a culture that rewards success; this does not mean that the same culture has to punish perceived failure.
Above all else, alliantgroup is focused on growth, both for employees and the clients they assist. The beautiful thing about the broad spectrum of professionalism is that, no matter what industry you work in or how experienced you are, you’re bound to have a learning experience.
Every day, we experience little learning moments, some of them so subtle that we hardly notice they’re there. Other experiences seem like huge turning points—missing a deadline, stumbling through a presentation, and losing a client being just a few. As strenuous and upsetting as these situations can be, they’re also fantastic opportunities for learning. All it takes is ownership of the actions taken, formulation of plans to remedy the situation, and positive outlooks for the future. That is how we can take ownership of ourselves and our abilities to learn and grow!