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You’re Not Alone - Leaders Have Similar Feelings of Insecurity and Fear

Note From Jim:

Feeling a little insecure at some point?  You’re not alone. Research by Roger Jones, a consultant who assists organizations in enhancing performance, suggests that leaders possess common human performance-related fears. Roger's survey work and subsequent one-on-one interviews identified five common fears in ranked order:

1 - Being found to be incompetent
2 - Underachieving
3 - Appearing too vulnerable
4 - Being politically attacked by colleagues
5 - Appearing foolish

Roger's article, published recently in The Harvard Business Review, speaks to the adverse consequences of these fears on organizational performance, and the practices that organizations may take to mitigate them.

Access Roger Jones' Article at

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