We all have fears.
Some are rational, some are not.
Some drive us to action, some freeze us into stagnation.
When innovating, one must drive out fear in oneself and one’s team. It is only through reducing fear that we can drive the action forward and to success.
Which of the following fears is the biggest for you and your team, and what could you do to reduce each to help your innovation?
Atelophobia – fear of not being good enough or imperfection.
Allow yourself or your team to “fail.” None of us get it right the first time. Remember learning to ride a bike? You fall - a lot. You get scratched up. But, you get back up on that bike and start balancing and pedaling again. Same in innovating. When you or your team falls short of what you had hoped, share that learning with the team and together pivot and improve so next time is better. And then celebrate that failure so everyone understands that is OK and something that should happen.