The Fear Factor: Turning the Lights On

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An important insight into the heart of a leader can be gained by observing whether or not they use fear as a motivator.

I read somewhere that “fear is the dark room where negatives develop.”

Switch on the lights in your organizational and personal dark rooms to restore a sense of positive possibility and hope.

Fear is something we all face all day every day. It is a dark force that colors our relationships, drives our economy and permeates our individual and collective souls. Fear is a complete anti-God state of mind. Rather than deal with it as the evil that it is, we will alternately hide from it, glamorize it, anesthetize ourselves against its pain and trivialize its grip on our daily experience and motivations.

An important insight into the heart of a leader can be gained by observing whether they use fear as a motivator. When leaders use fear as a motivator, it is usually because the fear that they seek to create in others is a fear they possess.

Points to Ponder:

Just suppose fear was replaced by trust and respect as a motivating force in our organizations and relationships. What do you think would happen to the level of creativity and commitment to serving the best interest of others?


Written by Phil Hodges

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