Fear is an important emotion that keeps us safe. People that are motivated by fear make decisions that are less risky. It is good to identify the people on the team that are driven by fear. They will put the brakes on overly risky ideas and help the team count the cost. However, fear has its time and place and should be relegated to a support role. Leaders that are driven by fear never really keep up with those that are not. Not everything is as scary as it seems and some risks are worth taking. Fear-based individuals will hold a team back if given too much say in those decisions.