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Managing Fear

This four-letter word—fear—deserves its own chapter for its formidable role as gatekeeper to many of the things we want in life. Whether it’s our own fear that, for myriad reasons, keeps us from speaking up for our ideas and beliefs, or the fears of others that keep them from acting on our best suggestions and proposals, breakthrough communication is hard to achieve when the emotion of fear isn’t managed effectively.

What are you afraid of?

Chances are that when you reflect on this question, you come up with a ...


Overcoming fear—your own and that of your team members—is vital for taking the risks associated with innovation. In this lesson, learn about managing the numerous factors associated with fear, particularly around communicating ideas and information.