Winning even when you’re in the wrong

I find the Young Apprentice series fascinating.  Every week I listen to the task and wonder how these youngsters can possibly pull it off, which they always do!  In week 2, the team leader of the winning team showed that even when you get it wrong in business, you can still win. Gbemi Okunlola made two major mistakes in the leadership of her team.  Firstly, she didn’t understand the product.  She didn’t understand it well enough to be able to say what it did in a whole pitch so asking her to describe it in one or two sentences, a la elevator,  could have resulted in some interesting interpretations!  Her second mistake was to deliver the pitches herself instead of using the superior talents of some of her team members. What impressed me, however, was that she learned the lesson in time to rectify the situation and brought in (or caved to peer pressure, whichever way you want to look at it) Haya Al Dlame to deliver the final pitch.  She was a natural; the language she used connected with her audience and she really understood what they would want to know about the product.  The one order that she secured was enough to make up for the other retailers decision not to place any orders and the team won the task. So I guess the title is slightly misleading.  Because Gbemi’s team didn’t win from getting it wrong.  It won from understanding where it was getting it wrong, learning from it and putting it right.  So what’s stopping your business from winning and how will you put it...