The intent of this book is to understand the baseless underpinnings of almost all our fears and, therefore, discard them. The author has expertly coached leaders and managers in the discovery of, examination of, elimination of and sustained freedom from fears. We all know people who are charming and articulate, but flounder on a stage addressing colleagues; athletes who “choke”; businesspeople who are strong until it comes time to ask for the business. We are far better at dealing with external, tangible fears than our own imagined ones. We purchase insurance, watch the safety demonstrations, know how to use the Heimlich Maneuver. But those are responses to seldom-occurring emergencies. Our mythical and monstrous fears are daily dark clouds, masking our talents no less than depression or guilt.
Fearless Leadership: Overcoming Reticence, Procrastination, and the Voices of Doubt Inside Your Head