Category Archive: Fear

Image Building is Fear Driven

You can’t enjoy leading and constantly worry about what people think of you. Would it really be a tragedy if people caught a glimpse of the real you? Seriously: You take yourself too… Continue reading

4 Leadership Practices that Enrich You and Inspire Others

Humility is a way of seeing others. The first practice of humility is seeing others as trustworthy. Extend trust: If there’s no risk, it’s not trust. Bob Chapman believes, “Trust is given, not… Continue reading

Engaging the Secret Power of Identity

You’re better at every aspect of leadership when you have a clear sense of personal identity. The path toward self-knowledge requires self-awareness, but 85% lack self-awareness.* Find identity in: Personal story: Experiences and… Continue reading

How to Face Fear Like a Leader

You never defeat fear by ignoring it. You defeat fear by moving toward and through it. When I say, “Defeat,” I don’t mean eliminate. Fear is an ever present companion of those who… Continue reading

The Fear of Failure Makes You Small

The paralyzing fear of failure makes you small. Fear of failure prevents you from trying new things. If you aren’t certain of success, you won’t begin. If you can’t do it well, you… Continue reading

How to use Anxiety as a Decision-Making Tool

A little anxiety keeps you on your toes. Unease makes you alert and helps you bring your best to challenges and opportunities. Unanswered anxiety spirals out of control. One fear cascades into another.… Continue reading