Dark and Light Side of the Fear in Leadership by Celia Avila-Rauch
“In this book I try to express that fear in leadership refers to emotional fears, which have more to do with a defensive attitude towards problems and adversity, rather than seeing opportunities and solutions to the team. Fear in leadership has to do with change and becoming visible. How do the changes influence us? For many people the changes imply challenges, for others loss of control. We believe that human beings live and experience changes throughout their lives, and each change generates a certain fear or excitement to get out of the comfort zone. It forces us to put into action our capacity to adapt to the environment. Uncertainty causes a certain fear until we adapt again to the new situation. In leadership we talk about creativity, risk and tolerance to frustration, so the leader must be prepared to face challenges and not to avoid them, must look at the problem head on and look for solutions, and putting into action our capacities and not our fears, with the help of our emotional and cognitive intelligence skills of course.The human being must make decisions by putting emotions and thoughts on the surface, even if them appear in the opposite way.”
Celia Avila-Rauch is the author of our “Book of the Month” called “Dark and Light Side of the Fear in Leadership”. Celia Avila-Rauch is PhD on Medical Psychology and Master Behavioral Science at University Autonomous of Barcelona. Medicine Faculty and certified by European Certificate Psychotherapy, World Certificate Psychotherapy, Certificate as Supervisor in cognitive behavior Orientation in Munich, Germany. She specialized on emotional intelligence by the EI Skills Group at Yale University Certificate MSCEIT ™ Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotionally Intelligence. She is actively working with the European branch PER LAB in Florence, Italy. She is also trained with Alba Emoting and Breath Xpress techniques. She is passionate of see, the mountains and the cosmos, as well as interculturality. Currently, she is living in Munich, Germany. You can attend the Emotional Intelligence Workshops with Celia Avila-Rauch, here.