In the Sisu Courage Series, I discuss leadership strategies to confront the Fear Pandemic. This virus sabotages your leadership influence. It destroys the character, confidence, and collaboration needed to overcome daunting challenges.
But there is hope…
Many leadership developmentand financial experts are touting the fact that we live in an Era of Exponential Growth, Digital Disruption, and Cancel Culture. I agree. In addition, I believe we are experiencing a Fear Pandemic.
Leaders ask me, “What prompts you to write about Courageous Leadership?”
The more relevant question is, “When did you get interested in stress/fear and its impact on human flourishing?”
Our daughter, Danae, is co-director of a leadership development project in Tanzania. A couple of months ago, my husband, Gordon, went to visit her. Covid craziness had somewhat calmed down here in North Dakota.
But, the Amsterdam International airport was still on high alert. He saw travelers in full hazmat suits boarding a plane. When texting me this photo, he said, “Danita, this is what MAX fear and stress looks like! People traveling in hazmat suits from the top of their heads to the tip of their toes! Yikes!”