Fear of the Known

white water kayaking

Last week we talked about how fear of the unknown can hold you back. In my opinion, fear of the unknown is overrated. The real fear, and the hardest to overcome, is fear of the known. Few things inhibit our ability to take a risk as much as an early

Fear of the Unknown

confront your fears

A lot has been written about the natural tendency to fear the unknown. In my opinion, the first (and perhaps best) description of this phenomenon comes from the 4000-yearold masterpiece of Plato. In The Republic, Socrates (an early Right Risk-taker)

The Day I Wasn’t Courageous

courage versus fear

Morning weddings are more vibrant than those held in the afternoon. In the morning, flowers radiate with more intensity, people smile wider, and the sun is more forgiving. In Jacksonville, Florida, where summer temperatures can reach into the 90s

How to Manage Your Boss

management training

In my work as a leadership development professional, I am fortunate to work with a lot of young leaders. I’ve noticed that when emerging leaders move into management positions, they often fret about how they will manage and motivate their direct

5 Strategies to Address Conflict as a Manager

conflict at work

Part of being a leader is dealing with conflict. Conflict is inevitable. Members of your team will disagree with you or with each other. Conflict can be actually be an impetus for change if handled correctly. It can offer opportunities for change