Here is new 5 for the official 1st week of summer. There is a theme to the five posts offered–all deal in some way with the notion of leadership fear. Living and leading out of fear can be a crippler. Consider these various perspectives on the potential of leadership fear.
3 Strategies For Overcoming Fear As A Leader “Fear. Every leader faces it, and must make a decision on what he will do when faced with any number of fears. Fear is a natural reaction to something new, different, or from change that is occurring in an area of our life.” See what else Will Ratliff has to say about the path to overcoming leadership fear.
5 Irrational Fears That Keep Us From Moving Forward “If you are a human being (which means all alien beings can stop reading now) then you are going to experience fear. Fear is emotion – raw, unfiltered anxiety that has evolved over time to protect us from the painful and maybe fatal situations we encounter.” Tim Milburn takes our common fears head on and gives perspective.
The Journey Of An Idea “Ideas are funny things, and everyone seems to have some sort of idea about ideas.” Leadership ideas are many, some important that change the word, and others, not so much. Sometimes leaders fear having new ideas because we don’t know what will become of them. Chris Brady does a good job of helping us see the anatomy and journey of ideation.
3 Subconscious But Deadly Reasons Most Leaders Have Few Friends Leaders could, and should, fear isolation. “You’ve heard it. Probably said it. It’s lonely at the top. It’s an experience many leaders have felt, including me in seasons. Why is that? Well, leadership can be confusing.” Carey Nieuwhof provides some good perspective and helpful solutions to having friends.
When Faith Meets The Marketplace: Women Working In Business And Technology Do you ever fear matching your faith to the marketplace? What about as a woman? Here are five women who share their answers to the following three questions: (1) What do you do every day? (2) How do you feel about what you do? (3) When have you found your work particularly meaningful? Throughout the month of June the Gospel Coalition will be highlighting 25 different women’s responses to the above questions. Take a look at these five.
What thoughts do you have on fear in the life of a leader?