Fear Meets Irony

Ages ago, I served as Creative Director for an international agency.  The owner was a bright, young entrepreneur, but he adamantly opposed any further training for his employees because “what if they go somewhere else?”  Not long after, for various reasons, the company had to shut its doors and those employees went somewhere else anyway. My first takeaway: Fear alone is a lousy thing to base a decision on. Share on X My second takeaway:  what happens if you don’t help your employees learn and grow and they do stay?
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  1. […] all know about fear – that inborn survival code that keeps us from hugging grizzly bears and makes us think twice […]

  2. […] we must risk failing, and to risk failure is to risk looking foolish. And thus the stage is set for Fear’s big entrance. I’ve been on both sides of the ‘hate failure / fear failure’ equation and […]

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