Teams get worried. Rumors fly. Competitors take market share. Fear can develop and impact performance in negative ways. It can become a self-reinforcing cycle of lowered expectations, lowered performance, and lowered results.
High performance leaders find the fear points and instead of letting that rest, work collaboratively to overcome the challenge. Retake market share. Raise expectations. Improve performance. Innovate.
Find the fear and offer hope, rather than feeding the fear.
-- doug smith