In this episode we spoke with professionals from multiple industries – marketing, advertising, insurance, visual effects, psychology, and human resources – about fear in the workplace.  

Research conducted by the Harvard Business Review found that the number one concern of a CEO was not meeting their numbers, but rather the fear of looking incompetent. 

We found the question, “Is fear controlling my decisions?” was a top concern asked by executives and managers. We already know that, yes, fear does have an impact on our decisions. 

The better question to ask is, When does fear control my decisions?” If you know when fear is taking over, then you can own the choices you make in those moments. By recognizing your own responses to fear, you can learn to interrupt those patterns and make better decisions in the moment.

No matter the title we hold at work, we are all human. Growth and success is based upon ongoing learning to take action regardless of the fears that arise.


What did you think of this episode? Feeling fearful? Feared? Give us a piece of your mind here.