The conversation about mental health issues is still taboo in many workplaces. And it seems even harder for managers to talk about anxiety or other issues they face.
While anxiety often makes our lives as leaders harder, it also has its unexpected rewards and ways to make us braver. As long as we accept it.
Three stories about overcoming fear that I reach out to when I need inspiration or I am scared and unsure how to go on.
No matter how good we are at our jobs, there are moments when we cannot perform the way we or others expect us to. And if we are dedicated and engaged with what we do, this may provoke strong emotions and shake us up considerably.
While vulnerability is essential for building authentic and meaningful relationships with your team, we need to prepare for its set of risks. Being vulnerable is not something that comes naturally in our society and it takes a lot of effort to overcome our conditioning.