Leadership: of the Authentic Kind
Leadership coaching: Fear. The question is this: Is it ok to be open, when in a leadership role, about my fears, my presumptions, my misunderstandings, and even my prejudices? Or is it much safer to be all gung-ho, positive and motivational?
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I think I know the answer to that for me. I believe that it is much more dangerous to pretend that I know the answer than to admit that I don’t. If I pretend then there is little hope of generating the solutions that are really needed. And, that admission flies totally in the face of beliefs I was handed when I was small.I don’t know about you but I was brought up to keep my fears to myself. It was understood in my family that to express any kind of anxiety was ‘a little bit disappointing’, was inconvenient, and was just me being over-sensitive… And yet, I have just made this pledge to my new business partner:
Leadership Coaching: Fear
“That we will always act out of love and not fear. Expression of fear is welcome in order that it can be held and supported in the transformation. That the challenges and rumblings of disagreement that happen between us are welcome and a necessary part of that process of wider understanding for both of us.”
“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”~Shannon L. Alder