How to deal with fear in the workplace

Fear is inevitable. Everyone has particular exchanges in life that are individually frightening for different reasons. As leaders in the workplace, it’s important to identify our own fears and discomforts, and utilize them as a catalyst for growth.

In a recent article by Skip Prichard, he asks readers the hard-hitting questions: Is fear always bad? How can we safely approach and examine our fears? Can fears be useful in the workplace? How should leaders deal with fear?

In his article, Pritchard gives some pointers on how to combat fear in the workplace, including:

  • the importance of providing relevant information that some in your organization may not have access to;
  • utilizing a business tool like a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) to organize fears within a broader, actionable context;


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