Breaking the Fear Barrier is a book by Tom Rieger published by Gallop. The article printed on Gallup Management Journal on Aug 18, 2011 explains “The biggest threat to an organization’s success: the fear that lives within its own walls.”

As I read this Q&A with the author about how this fear is developed throughout organizations and how leaders are responsible to eliminate it I realized he has not considered the one human factor, perception, present in all human experiences regardless if one is a leader, manager or a follower. Perception is what gives power to any type of feeling, sense of urgency or lack there of. Last night, during the third session of my Mindfulness at Work Class I presented a model of how perception is developed and how perception is almost always faulty, not factual and a root cause for stress, dissatisfaction, mistakes and failure.

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