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Chapter 2 Measuring Failure to Find Success CUFFORD W COBB Organizations, from the smallest clubs to federal agencies, often fail to accomplish their mission. This failure may occasion a sense of shame, but it should not, because it implies that the institution aimed high. As Robert Browning said: "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. " Failure can help us grow wiser if we leam from it. Rather than causing shame, falling short of goals should promote reflection and renewal. An agency that fails to help people find jobs might redefine success by the number of clients it advises.
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