What does failure mean to you? What do you see failure reflecting about yourself or others? Let’s talk about failure. It’s making a revival in all of the self help posts, memes, books and guru talks, even though many of these quotes, which stress failure as indispensable, have come from long ago. Confucius said, “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” Sir Winston Churchill agreed, saying “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”. So then, how do leaders risk failure in the face of letting down everyone who depends on them? While they may initially not seem related to leadership, I’ve got a few tips.