Joined again in studio by Edward G. Brown, President and Co-Chairman, Cohen Brown Management Group. Ed joins us to go deep on the subject of fear in the workplace, and shares some solutions on how to overcome fear…
Discussion guide from my conversation with Edward G. Brown:
1. What is fear?
2. Where does fear come from?
3. How is fear manifested in the workplace?
4. What are the five main types of fear that business professionals suffer from?
5. You cannot get rid of fear. You have to overcome it.
6. Five solutions to overcoming fear:
a. Courage conquers fear.
b. Courage is an acquirable skill.
c. The Off-Broadway Principle (in the workplace).
e. The Mental Hygiene Process.
7. “Success is not for the faint of heart.”
About Edward G. Brown:
Edward G. Brown, President and Co-Chairman, is an internationally renowned management consultant and entrepreneur.
Mr. Brown is a leading sales, marketing, and culture-change expert; a strategist, trainer, and lecturer for the world’s largest and most successful financial institutions; and a prolific author of customized training programs, trade articles, and “how-to” management books. His recent business book, “The Time Bandit Solution: Recovering Stolen Time You Never Knew You Had” won the Axiom Business Book award. Mr. Brown also created the Structured Time & Workflow Management training program which helps organizations increase productivity and, efficiency, and reduces workplace stress. He is also a co-founder of Mercantile National Bank, Los Angeles.
Prior to co-founding Cohen Brown in 1979, Mr. Brown was a leading management consultant for many Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, including Prudential and Kaiser Steel. During that period, his business management firm, Edward G. Brown & Associates, grew to be the third largest in the U.S.
As a business and personal relationship manager, Mr. Brown handled the business affairs of physicians, entertainers, and sports professionals, including Roy Rogers, Pat Boone, Andy Williams, and Don Ho (whom Mr. Brown discovered). This experience has been invaluable for Mr. Brown in advising and consulting with trust, private banking, and wealth management clients.
He is a former marketing strategist, national political operative, and lobbyist.
Todd has published five books, writes a business + lifestyle column, is a distance runner, and lives in Chicago with his wife Stephanie + family.