'Working Wounded': Battle of the Sexes

Winning Strategy

Our winning strategy for dealing with fear at work comes from V.O. in California.:

"Perhaps one should include: Fear of failure. This one is important otherwise we (as workers) do not feel empowered to attack new projects or venture out of our comfort zones. But we need to feel that our bosses (or organization) support us, otherwise we close up and everyone loses."

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Not on the same page … the deteriorating relationship between bosses and employees

      Two out of five workers can't to talk to managers about important future issues

      Employees are so disengaged, they are three times more likely to be planning to leave their jobs in the next 12 months

      Employees can't talk to their managers about key issues due to a lack of trust

Source: Career Innovation

Bob Rosner is a best-selling author, speaker and internationally syndicated columnist. His newest best seller, "GRAY MATTERS: The Workplace Survival Guide" (Wiley, 2004), is a business comic book that trades cynicism for solutions. Ask Bob a question: bob@workingwounded.com or http://graymattersbook.com.

ABCNEWS.com publishes a new Working Wounded column every Friday.

This work is the opinion of the columnist and in no way reflects the opinion of ABC News.

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