Fears among leaders are more common than you might think. We just don't talk about it. We prefer to wear a superhero mask, demonstrating strength, and a sense of control even in the most challenging situations. Weakness is apparently not an option.

However, as a leader you are just as human as everybody else. The four most common fears among leaders, according to this Harvard Business Review article, are:

  • Fear of being wrong
  • Fear of not being good enough
  • Fear of missing out
  • Fear of being victimized or taken advantage of


Instead of suppressing your fears, deal with them constructively following the four steps outlined below.

And of course you can contact me any time if you wish to use some individual executive coaching to become an even better leader by dealing effectively with what might be holding you back: gerrit@vivocoaching.com