The Fears of our Leaders

The fears that haunt leaders today


The fear of a smarter underling

The fear of one's weaknesses being found out

The fear of nonsense decisions being discovered

The fear of being wrong and avoiding it by doing nothing and blaming others

The fear of being responsible and accountable that sets in when appointed and reality kicks in

The fear of not knowing how to start

The fear of tomorrow

The fear of being alone (hence they nurture a few allies in the group which alienates all the others)

The fear of one's own demons (racism, gender inequality, ignorance,…)

The fear of the fears of their boss

The fear of not knowing what to fear next

The fear of fearing, creating more fear resulting in a feedback loop from hell

Remember, you don't have to be a leader.​

Andreas Hipp