Roger's Harvard Business Review article, "What CEOs Are Afraid Of"
It features our research of 116, mainly European companies that shows how personal fears can drive dysfunctional behaviour in executive teams. Over 500 consequences of such behaviour were reported from poor decision making, only acting when there is a crisis and ineffective strategy implementation.
Importantly the research revealed some of the practices adopted to reduce personal fears playing out in executive teams. You may read the article by clicking this link.