The most powerful tool I’ve seen that offers any promise of change and dealing with questions of fear, trust, and control in business in a healthy constructive way starts with awareness and acceptance that personal and shared responsibility are needed to create a successful enterprise.

When we feel one of our three essential biological needs are threatened — security and survival, power, or affection and esteem — we revert to ineffective and negative patterns of thought and behavior.

Positive change becomes possible by noticing what’s happening inside ourselves and how we are interacting with others. When we start noticing these things, we can begin to express truth. We can then learn to deal directly with how these patterns are affecting our work relationships and performance and learn to modify them.

This is the personal foundation and catalyst for continued growth, high performance and success for an individual, team or an organization.