Wondering About the Fears of Success and Failure

As a executive coach, it is not unusual for me to talk about fear. But I got to thinking about how decision-makers deal with their fears of success and failure after reading a post by Padraig O’Morain in The Irish Times. Eliminating these fears is very popular in self-development. For example, if you do a Google search of “fear of failure”, there are over 88 million results. For the “fear of success”, there are over 140 million results. Certainly fear can be a paralyzing agent but could it serve a business purpose? Could there be more to these fears? Continue reading