Bruce Fritch, Strategic Snapshots: Refreshing Our Perspective

Fearlessness Is Next To Insightfulness

The state of insight is aided by the same energy and attitude we experience in rich, creative teamwork. Insight, as I use the term, is the manifestation of genius in each of us: the prime synthesis of data and intuition that yields true – often simple – understanding. The brilliant flash of awakening when new cognitive comprehension is confirmed by gut validation. (See: Getting To Insight.) It is generally intuitive, hopeful, courageous.

Insight is attracted to worthy intention – the drive to understand a problem, to break new ground, to uplift the world.

Insight is inhibited by disrespect, cynicism and apathy.  It can manifest in wonder buoyed by hopefulness, but hardly in the company of scorn, ridicule or despair.

To increase the probability of being insightful, leaders create emotional security in the workplace. The vibration of expectancy that accompanies the intuitive synthesis of worthy intention, subjective considerations, and objective facts is characteristically fearless.

What can you do to build solid foundations of emotional security for innovators in the workplace?  Can you increase your team’s confidence to ask constructively impertinent questions, and to invigorate worthy goals?


Fritch Consulting facilitates business growth by collaborating with leaders who are striving with core-values to insightfully "do the right thing." I write and speak out of my deep concern for the current crisis of integrity in leadership, with the hope of creating a more discerning conversation and promoting effective action.

Your viewpoints are appreciated and I would be happy to continue the conversation — so I encourage you to Comment below or contact me directly: [email protected]. — Bruce W. Fritch