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Persistence vs. resistance

The race does not go to the swift or to the strong but to the person who persists until the end.

By Willie Jolley | June 3, 2010; 09:49 PM ET | Comments (1)

Learn from failure

I am known as a person who simply does not quit. I learn from my failures, then I regroup and change tactics.

By Jan Scruggs | June 3, 2010; 02:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

BP: Big Problem

Let's get real about what's going on: Most of the time, it's just a lot cheaper to pay the fine than it is to practice safety and prevention.

By Garrison Wynn | June 3, 2010; 11:33 AM ET | Comments (1)

Failure is not an option

I find that every time I survive a harrowing experience, I gain strength and resilience to endure others that inevitably will come my way. No one gets through life unscathed.

By Marissa Levin | June 3, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Plan B

To solve the oil-well crisis. leaders must work with others, make the process transparent and seek nontraditional avenues.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | June 3, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ask for help

Solving problems as fatal as the BP oil spill begins with honesty and ends with full community involvement.

By Misti Burmeister | June 3, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Slippery slope

I've learned that a leader has to respond immediately to a crisis, with passion and conviction, while also providing an action plan -- and back-ups in case the plan fails.

By Patricia McGuire | June 3, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Change the game

A longstanding rule in tennis is "always change a losing game." I think it was a good thing for BP to abandon the "Top Kill" when it was clear that it would not work.

By Cleve Francis | June 3, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Driving through setbacks

Thomas Edison tried thousands of times to make a light bulb before one worked. He said each effort succeeded at showing him how not to build a light bulb.

By Hile Rutledge | June 3, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Failure as motivation

No matter your profession, you should be engaged in it full tilt. You will probably fail from time to time. That is only natural. It is only if you do nothing that you will never fail.

By Jan Scruggs | January 7, 2010; 03:58 PM ET | Comments (1)

It's the approach, not the coach

Jim Zorn has had a successful career until now. He is a talented athlete and coach and he will recover.

By Kristina Bouweiri | January 7, 2010; 01:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

What is failure?

Jim Zorn will determine his own fate by how he uses his biggest asset: his state of mind. Do not underestimate the power of the human mind to take the toughest challenge and turn it into the greatest success.

By Seth Kahan | January 7, 2010; 01:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

A time to reflect

Being fired turns our world upside down. But rather than simply running out to search for a job, allow the shock to lead you in a new direction that might be a better fit.

By Jeanine Cogan | January 7, 2010; 12:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

A winning attitude

Success is not always about winning. Zorn kept his cool. He handled adversity, embarrassment, second-guessing, poor player performance with class and graciousness. He never lashed out.

By Patricia McGuire | January 7, 2010; 12:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

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