Healing the Three Organizational Diseases – Judgment, Fear and Rumor

During times of internal and external organizational change leaders need to be on the watch to prevent the viral spread of the cancerous diseases of judgment, fear and rumor. Once we form an opinion against another person that they are not doing enough, we tend to want to prove ourselves right and only see the flaws vs. the 95% they may do right. Add in fear and there may not be a safe way to clear the air, but instead we fall prey to rumors that then mask what truth is. Having the courage to own our own behaviors and enlist the support of others to create recovery plans leads to accountable actions.