Dan’s can-fail attitude inspires school communities to succeed
KEYNOTE speaker and education consultant Dan Haesler has told Year 12 students at Iona Presentation College they need to learn to fail better.
Speaking to the students this month, Mr Haesler said people must learn from the feedback they receive.
“You’ve got to learn to fail better,” he said. “Think about how you can challenge your thinking.
“Success is lots of setbacks, change of plans, putting things off and sometimes setting whole new goals.”
Mr Haesler also urged students to look after their relationships with friends as well as family.
“What kind of friend are you?” he asked. “Are you looking after your relationships?”
Mr Haesler spoke to students and the wider Iona community on the relationships between engagement, wellbeing, achievement and leadership at the college last week.
He will share the stage with His Holiness the Dalai Lama later this year when he tours Australia.
Dan Haesler with Year 12 Iona students Madeline Stillman, Paris Whitchurch, Teneka Lazzaro and Arabella Bargmann.
Prof Alan Robson has been recognised.