When high-need-for-achievement professionals become mired in anxiety-producing traps, they tend to think too much and act too little. They shy away from decisions that involve trying something new, changing course, or committing themselves to a tantalizing but potentially risky new goal. In this chapter, Thomas DeLong, a noted expert in organizational behavior and leadership, defines "blinking" as hesitating in the face of an important decision, allowing doubt and fear to keep you stuck in a psychologically safe rut. In order to seize new opportunities and take a chance on learning and growing, you must be prepared to face uncertain, high-stress situations and move forward with confidence. This chapter spotlights high achievers--including Rick Cohen, chairman of C&S Wholesale Grocers, and others--who acted decisively, despite their doubts and fears, when opportunity presented itself. DeLong shows you how you can learn the same behaviors when you have to make a critical choice and go forward to meet new challenges--even when your fear says to stop. This chapter was originally published as Chapter 12 of "Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success."
- 2011 HBS Press
Choosing a Book Format
EPUB is the standard publishing format used by many e-book readers including iBooks, Easy Reader, VoiceDream Reader, etc. This is the most popular and widely used format.
DAISY format is used by GoRead, Read2Go and most Kurzweil devices.
Audio (MP3) format is used by audio only devices, such as iPod.
Braille format is used by Braille output devices.
DAISY Audio format works on DAISY compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream.
Accessible Word format can be unzipped and opened in any tool that supports .docx files.