The greatest threat to an organization’s success is not always the competition. Often, it is what a company does to itself. Breaking the Fear Barrier explores how fear creates bureaucracy and barriers that limit success, crush employees, and infuse frustration and a sense of futility across an enterprise. These barriers cost organizations a fortune in inefficiency, turnover, waste and demoralization. However, although difficult, courageous leaders can tear down these barriers by resetting rules and policies, refocusing on the organization’s mission, creating true empowerment and appropriate accountability, and establishing shared goals and guiding principles.