पार्थ नैवेह नामुत्र विनाशस्तस्य विद्यते ।
न हि कल्याण्कृत्कश्चिददुर्गतिं तात गच्छति ॥ ६:४०॥
"PAARTHANAIVEHA NAMUTRA VINAASHASTASYA VIDYATE
NAHI KALYAANA KRUT KASCHIT DURGATIM TAATA GACHCHHATI."
The responsible leader reassures the team member when he is overcome by doubt about the possibility of failure half-way.
Thought of failure generates unwarranted fear. In that situation the responsible leader assures that when the goals and means are correct and when the works are undertaken for the benefit of the team and society there is no possibility of any harm in case of failure.
It is not important whether a team succeeds or fails. It is important that the intentions, means and goals of the team should be aimed at the well being of all concerned.
Then, even in the case of failure the people concerned will take the efforts of the team with understanding because the purpose was worth attempting.
Further, success is not a one-shot process. Success is the result of continuous improvement after each failure. The determined team finds out the gaps and prepares and performs better to attain the noble goals through honest means and methods.
When fear of failure or blame is removed the team will be charged to perform the duty irrespective of consequences.
For a responsible leader process is of great importance rather than the consequences because he knows that a good process wins beautifully in the long term.
IT IS BETTER TO FAIL IN WORKING FOR A GOOD CAUSE
RATHER THAN SUCCEED IN WORKING FOR A WRONG CAUSE.