Do your leadership teams harbor fears
which compromise performance?
Innovative leaders inspire their people to befriend fear.
They win by playing a smarter game with a fearless team.
Does “fearless” literally mean the absence of fear? In the dictionary yes, in business, no. It actually means to befriend fear, and incorporate it’s energy into your leadership and teams. To create innovative profitable cultures, leaders must be predisposed to face, embrace, and befriend fear.
Innovation often requires elements of disruption that typically elicit fear; fear of getting rid of things which no longer serve us; fear of introducing something new into the mix which could produce a better outcome; fear of using a different approach or strategy which could make us new market leaders.
This innovative fearless mind-set creates personal power, not just position power. Such extraordinary leaders develop interdependent fearless teams who lean into real issues and challenges, as does an expert skier on a black diamond slope.
These teams relate to each other’s feelings and fears and value the differences that make each a unique contributing member. Their winning team performance is enhanced exponentially by synergistic thinking that produces results far greater and more profitable than individual efforts ever could.