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The 4 stages to reach learning out of defeat

[fa icon="calendar'] 17-Nov-2009 15:54:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Spectator, Learning

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I read in the Spectator this week an article about the process political parties typically go through after a defeat.

Stage 1 We didn't really lose. (The other guys just happened to luck into an appealing candidate - but people really prefer us).
Stage 2. OK, we lost - but only because the voters are idiots.
Stage 3. OK, we lost and maybe the voters are not idiots - but there is nothing we can do without betraying our sacred principles.
Stage 4. Hey, maybe there is something we can do".
In other words:
Stage 1. Denial
Stage 2. Blame.
Stage 3. Justification.
Stage 4. Responsibility
Sound familiar? So incredibly simple, yet sometimes so incredibly hard.

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