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Senior Practice Expert for Gallup and author of the groundbreaking and research based book Breaking the Fear Barrier: How Fear Destroys Companies from the Inside Out, and What to Do About It, Tom Rieger, describes how fear can destroy an otherwise well managed company. Tom provides research from a huge global study conducted by research leader Gallup into how fear creates bureaucratic barriers that stifle success and end employee engagement. Tom Rieger points out the real costs of these barriers and how they can lead to an organizational malaise or even destruction. He offers insights into the traits displayed by the fear driven companies and how each of these ways of behaving can be overcome. Discover how to be a courageous person how helps to build a courageous company and provides a new type of leadership.

Tom Rieger is my internet radio show guest on Blog Business Success; hosted live on BlogTalkRadio.

The show airs live on Thursday, November 3, at 8:00 pm Eastern Time; 5:00 pm Pacific Time.

Senior Practice Expert for Gallup and author of the groundbreaking and research based book Breaking the Fear Barrier: How Fear Destroys Companies from the Inside Out, and What to Do About It, Tom Rieger, describes how fear can destroy an otherwise well managed company. You will learn:

* Why fear is such a destructive force in any organization

* What a fear barrier filled company looks like

* How to overcome the bureaucratic barriers in fear based companies

* How to build a courageous company and be a courageous leader



From the boardrooms of America to the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, Tom Rieger (photo left) has studied how fear of loss and missed expectations can lead to instability and incredibly harmful behavior. Tom Rieger pioneered the study and science of organizational barriers and is an expert in applying behavioral economic principles to help understand how large complex systems self-destruct. Through this work, he has become a recognized leader in developing methods and frameworks to identify and remove barriers to success for societies and companies.

He regularly consults for a variety of organizations across multiple industries and sectors. In 1994, Tom Rieger joined Gallup, where he is the leader and chief architect of Gallup's worldwide consulting efforts regarding barriers. He is also an expert in international research and polling methods as well as in developing and applying statistical models to a variety of complex organizational issues.

Prior to joining Gallup, Tom Rieger designed and ran a global customer measurement program for a Fortune 100 company and worked with predictive models for new brands and strategies. He received a Master of Science degree in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business in 1986 and currently resides in Southern California.

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Let's talk with Senior Practice Expert for Gallup and author of the groundbreaking and research based book Breaking the Fear Barrier: How Fear Destroys Companies from the Inside Out, and What to Do About It, Tom Rieger, as he describes how fear can destroy an otherwise well managed company. Tom provides research from a huge global study conducted by research leader Gallup into how fear creates bureaucratic barriers that stifle success and end employee engagement. Tom Rieger points out the real costs of these barriers and how they can lead to an organizational malaise or even destruction. He offers insights into the traits displayed by the fear driven companies and how each of these ways of behaving can be overcome. Discover how to be a courageous person how helps to build a courageous company and provides a new type of leadership on Blog Business Success Radio.

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