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Resolving the Biggest Issue Affecting Leaders: Self-Protective Fears

Resolving the Biggest Issue Affecting Leaders: Self-Protective Fears

View on August 21, 2024
Start time 2:00 pm (ET)


Some of the most common leadership issues include micromanagement, lack of vision, poor decision-making, ineffective communication, and resistance to change. Not only are these issues common, but they ultimately resign business units and entire organizations to mediocrity. Do you see any of these issues in your organization?

While these issues surely have arisen in your organization, here are two questions that are vital to consider:

  1. Do you have a clear understanding of why leaders so commonly struggle with these issues?
  2. And, do you know what to do about them?


In this webinar, Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D., will identify the root of most leadership issues – the self-protective fears and insecurities leaders possess. For example, a central reason why leaders micromanage is because they are afraid of something not getting done right. A central reason why leaders aren’t more future-forward is because they are afraid of dropping the ball or not hitting certain benchmarks in the short term.

And more importantly, Ryan will discuss how you can help insecure leadership rise above their self-protective fears and insecurities so that they can transformationally become better leaders.

Here is why these two objectives are valuable: the fears and insecurities leaders possess ultimately put a ceiling on the effectiveness of the groups they lead. If we can help leaders rise above their fears and insecurities, we can dramatically elevate the effectiveness levels that these groups operate at.

This live event is free. A recording will be available after the event with an HRDQ-U Membership for Learning Professionals.

Attendees will learn

  • The role that self-protective fears and insecurities have in leaders’ effectiveness.
  • How to identify the primary and most common self-protective fears and insecurities that lead to leadership issues.
  • New tools and resources to be able to help you diagnose the primary and most common self-protective fears and insecurities that lead to common leadership issues.
  • A unique and cutting-edge development approach to help your leaders rise above the self-protective fears and insecurities that are holding them back
  • How to elevate your strategy for developing your leaders.
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Resolving the Biggest Issue Affecting Leaders: Self-Protective Fears

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Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D., is a cutting-edge leadership development author, researcher, and consultant. He helps organizations vertically develop their leaders primarily through a focus on mindsets. Ryan is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of Success Mindsets: The Key to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership and The Elevated Leader: Leveling Up Your Leadership Through Vertical Development. He is also a leadership professor at the College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton.



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