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Halcyon's 52:52:52 campaign on this site and on Twitter will start in mid 2020. It will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

A Mundane Comedy is Halcyon's new book. Extracts are appearing on this site and on selected social media during mid 2020. Please get in touch with any questions about the book or related Halcyon services.

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Fear

What's Changing? - Fear

Fear

 

Please see below selected recent fear-related change.

 

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April 2020

  • The Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event in modern history. And yet, according to Paul Argenti, Professor of Corporate Communication at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, the experience of managing through it is not necessarily unique. Similar to other crises, such as 9/11 and the global financial downturn, workers feel scared and worried. “Uncertainty triggers fear,” he says. “People are freaking out and wondering, ‘What does this mean for my company, my job, and my future?’” 

 

On Anonymity

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Is our great contemporary fear anonymity?

If the property that grounded the self in Romanticism was sincerity, and in modernism was authenticity, then in postmodernism is it visibility?  So asked the writer of a thought-provoking article on our obsession with connectivity.

Is this what our contemporary selves really want?  To be recognised, to be connected, to be visible, if not to the millions via, say, the X Factor, then at least to the hundreds, via Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn?

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We treat as the most shameful personal secrets fears we almost all share - Alain de Botton (Twitter)

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The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them - Alfred Hitchcock

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Limits, like fears, are often just ani illusion - Michael Jordan, 11/09/09 when inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

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Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth - Pema Chodron

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Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear - James Neil Hollingworth (pseudonym Ambrose Redmoon)

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Courage faces fear and thereby masters it - Martin Luther King, Jr