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  1. 1. Based on the book<br />NoFear<br />in Work and in Life <br />Pilar Jericó<br />Partner at InnoPersonas<br /><br />Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 (June)<br />
  2. 2. Fear in mythology…<br />According to Greek and Roman mythology, fear is the son of the god of war (Mars) and the goddess of love (Venus). <br />The reason for this parentage is that we experience fear in connection with what we love and do not want to lose: fear is associated with loss.<br />
  3. 3. … fear in mythology<br />And fear is the son of Mars because people have four instinctive ways of escaping from it: <br /><ul><li> To flee
  4. 4. To freeze
  5. 5. To look up to people in positions of power
  6. 6. To act aggressively (Mars)</li></ul>Mythology helps to explain why, when people are aggressive, it’s often down to fear.<br />
  7. 7. Types of fear<br />High<br />Stress<br />Phobia<br /> Duration<br />Anxiety<br />Fearful states<br />Panic<br />Low<br />Shock<br />Low<br />High<br />Fear at work<br />Intensity<br />NoFear<br />
  8. 8. Healthy fear, toxic fear<br />We have two types of fear:<br /><ul><li> Healthy or tempering fear, which leads to cautiousness, and is the reason why we’ve got to where we are in evolutionary terms.
  9. 9. Toxic fear, which stops us from taking decisions and developing our talents. Unfortunately, this is the fear which is activated in tough times and economic crises.</li></li></ul><li>Healthy fear, toxic fear<br />NoFear<br />
  10. 10. We are born with fear<br />We have two types of brain: <br /><ul><li> Emotional, where we process emotions (limbic system).
  11. 11. Rational, where we process thought and language (neocortex system).</li></ul>The information we receive from the outside passes first through our emotional brain; this means that we experience fear before rational thought.<br />Rational brain<br />Emotional brain<br />
  12. 12. The cost of fear in companies<br />800%<br />758%<br />Almost six times more!<br />600%<br />400%<br />128%<br />200%<br />0%<br />NoFear companies<br />Fortune 500 companies<br />Growth of the de 500 biggest companies in the United States in the last 10 years.<br />Source: Fast Company (2005) <br />
  13. 13. The cost of fear in our lives<br />Fear stops us from taking decisions and being creative.<br />It plunges us into a world of insecurity and stops us from developing our potential.<br />“We regret what we haven’t done, not what we did.”<br /> Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, a doctor who worked with terminally ill patients for more than twenty years.<br />
  14. 14. The five fears in the world of work<br /> NoFear<br />
  15. 15. The five fears in the world of work<br />Change in responsibilities<br />8%<br />Fear of change: 16%<br />Changing teams<br />3%<br />Fear of failure: 38%<br />Re-location <br />Others<br />Making a mistake<br />4%<br />1%<br />14%<br />Not meeting <br />Being different<br />targets<br />4%<br />10%<br />Not being accepted <br />by the team <br />Taking decisions<br />Fear of rejection: 24%<br />11%<br />15%<br />Being criticized<br />Losing one’s job<br />Lack of social <br />8%<br />16%<br />recognition<br />0%<br />Losing a position<br />Fear of losing power: 6%<br />of influence<br />Fear of not surviving: 16%<br />6%<br />NoFear<br />
  16. 16. The impact of fear in companies<br />Change and long-term vision<br />Talent<br />What fear attacks<br />Innovation and creativity<br />Quality of life and happiness<br />The victims: companies’ and employees’ performance<br />NoFear<br />
  17. 17. Fear or talent?<br /> NoFear<br />
  18. 18. Fear or talent?<br />In my company, meeting targets is “encouraged” through fear<br />50,8%<br />Hiring, developing and retaining talented people is considered to be a strategic priority<br />54,2%<br />People in the company perform according to what their boss expects of them<br />54,2%<br /> I think that using fear is not a good strategy for meeting the company’s objectives<br />93,3%<br />0%<br />100%<br />Completely disagree <br />Completely agree <br /> NoFear<br />
  19. 19. NoFear in companies<br />A shared vision<br />(in which all the stakeholders win)<br />People management<br />Power at the service of the company<br />(and not of personal interests)<br />NOFEAR framework<br />Brave leaders<br />(who delegate and develop their team’s potential)<br />Clarity / Transparency<br />(communication)<br /> NoFear<br />
  20. 20. NoFear in Life: How your emotions can help:<br />Make friends with fear<br />Emotional alliance<br />Group support<br />
  21. 21. NoFear in Life: How your powers of reason can help:<br />Look fear in the face<br />Learning<br />Experience<br />Make it practical<br />The distance lent by time<br />Sense of humour<br />
  22. 22. NoFear in Life: Your overriding motivation<br />The opposite of love is not hate, but fear<br />The question: To be or to have?<br />My overriding mission or motivation<br />Man, in the final analysis, determines himself.<br />Viktor Frankl, psychiatrist (1905-1997)<br />
  23. 23. “A brave person is not someone who has no fear, but someone who can overcome it.”<br />Nelson Mandela<br />
  24. 24. Based on the book<br />NoFear<br />in Work and in Life<br />Pilar Jericó<br />Partner at InnoPersonas<br /><br />Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 (June)<br />
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