There are decades of research on how to control fear and yet this information is only just being capitalised on in the business world. Recent research into fear shows it is the number one predictor of the success of a team. It is also the precursor to engagement and enabling a sense of belonging. There are simple tools and tips to change and control our relationship with fear so we can achieve more, together.
Left unchecked, fear reduces our potential as individuals and collectives. Fear can control our ability to stand up, speak up and show up to the best version of ourselves. There is a need for us to recognise the ways in which we can help people (including ourselves!) be more courageous so we can move through challenges, difficult situations or change easily. We must be able to innovate, communicate courageously, create deep connections across groups, include difference or different points of views, to engage with our work fully, create discretionary effort and build a successful future. If we don't learn to control our fear, we will be plagued by avoidance. Controlling fear will help us move with greater satisfaction away from avoidance and into action.