Concern, worry, fears and stress are words I hear a great deal as a coach. Most people are dealing with fears at work everyday from tasks outside their comfort zone to the worry of redundancy.
Most of us will relate to the points in the article below, however one thing stands out to me as crucial when dealing with work fears and that is that everyone needs an outlet to discuss them.
Many executives feel they need to keep it all in, I mean wearing your heart on your sleeve is not the best approach but dealing with your concerns on your own can be tough.
There is another good point about using executive coaches. I would suggest when done properly, this is always a good use of time and I would agree that sharing concerns at the appropriate time and in the right fashion with your team builds trust, relieves some worry and helps confront fears.
When leaders are controlled by fear — or when they pretend it’s not there — they can be crippled by it and become powerless. None of us will ever be free from fear, and it’s unrealistic to expect that we can always put our fears in their place. But even when the stakes of admitting their fears feel high, leaders are always more effective when they are candid and do the hard work to right-size their fears