In response to the posts on, “Fear,” a reader writes:
“Using fear as a motivator is a sign of leadership. Most people are afraid to explore new avenues for fear that they might fail. As leaders, when we embrace fear and overcome the “what-if’s,” it makes us stronger and more willing to change the status quo.”
Again, back to the central premise of the original discussion, it is the type of fear that drives leaders, that actually separates them. Great leaders are afraid of “not doing something.”
Average leaders are afraid of doing the wrong thing, which means they often do nothing. In the best case scenario this perpetuates the status quo. In the worst case it allows the slow and gradual decline of the organization.
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