“If you work in an organization, you already know this: fear runs the place. What you may not know is that fear is going to ruin it, too, sooner or later. This book tells us why… Even the title is worth a month of pondering: The Free-Fear Organization – not an oxymoron after all. What a relief.”
—Nancy Kline, author of Time to Think
“Boy, I wish I had read something like this a long time ago. In my decades as a corporate leader, I observed and learned the hard way about a lot of themes in the book…I came to know these things were real over the years but never really understood WHY they were happening until reading this book.”
—Thomas M. Botts, retired Executive Vice President, Royal Dutch Shell.
“The Jewel in the Crown of all the recent books on this subject… Clear authoritative exposition of the emerging understanding that neuroscience has provided together with a practical common-sense approach.
“All leaders of complex organizations should have this book by their bedside and their office.”
—Professor Patrick Pietroni, Director, Centre for Psychological Therapies in Primary Care, University of Chester
“I cannot remember the last time I read such a creative, engaging, and absorbing book. Beautifully written, clearly structured, and brimming with compelling case studies, this new work transports us into the psychological core of organisational life and provides us with rich recipes for understanding the complex and often tortured dynamics of the workplace.”
—Professor Brett Kahr, Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health, Centre for Child Mental Health, London
“All organizations suffer from elements of dis-functionality and all leaders will be familiar with the symptoms. This book SUPERBLY explains what is really going on together with fascinating insights on the fears that all of us have experienced in the workplace and which have such a destructive effect on culture. And then the authors provide some practical advice on how to change things for the better.”
—Charlie Geffen, Chair, London Corporate, Gibson Dunn and formerly Senior Partner at Ashurst
“The Fear-Free Organization is the essential manual for effective management. It provides the practical methods needed to motivate people to do their best work. The authors explain, simply and understandably, how to apply the most advanced neuroscientific insights to business management. It is ground breaking and indispensible.”
—Dotson Rader, Contributing Editor, PARADE
“Fear pervades the workplace. It corrodes profits and stunts growth. This essential read equips CEO’s with the tools to build a fear-free environment – and success.”
—Robin Morgan, CEO, Iconic Images
“This book draws on robust psychological theory and the remarkable advances in neuroscience to provide the reader with fascinating and invaluable insights into how the human brain works. Most importantly it outlines a range of effective, practical strategies to help build a healthier environment that can deliver real and measurable benefits to the individual, teams and the organization – ‘the fear-free organization’.”
—Dr Brian Marien, Founder and Director of Positive.