#1507 - The most successful leaders and entrepreneurs know that failure isn’t the opposite of success, it’s a part of it. Thomas Edison famously said of his attempts to invent the lightbulb: “I have not failed 10,000 times—I’ve successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.” That’s not to say that failure is easy, pleasant, or something to be sought, but it has lessons to teach us—if we let it. In fact, our most significant periods of growth often coincide with our most significant periods of adversity. What is it about adverse events that helps fuel our growth, and why do some leaders seem to weather adversity better than others? Dr. Mindy Hall talks with Pepper de Callier, Founder and Executive Director of the Prague Leadership Institute, who'll be speaking on this topic at The Economist's 2016 international conference on human resources in London.