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PerformanceDNA®
PerformanceDNA®
Assess Your Mindset - Preoccupation with Failure
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1. We actively look for failures of all sizes and try to understand them.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

2. When something unexpected occurs, we always try to figure out why our expectations were not met.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

3. We treat near misses as information about the health of our system and try to learn from them.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

4. We regard near misses as failures that reveal potential dangers rather than as successes that show our capability to avoid disaster.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

5. We often update our procedures after experiencing a near miss.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

6. If you make a mistake it is not held against you.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

7. People report significant mistakes even if others do not notice that a mistake is made.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

8. Managers actively seek out bad news.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

9. People feel free to talk to superiors about problems.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

10. People are rewarded if they spot potential trouble spots.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

Scoring Add the numbers. If you score lower than 12, you are preoccupied with success and should be actively considering how you can immediately improve your focus on failure. If you score between 12 and 20, you have a moderate preoccupation with success rather than a fully mindful preoccupation with failure. Scores higher than 20 suggest a healthy preoccupation with failure and a strong capacity for mindfulness.