How a culture of fear cost Canadian taxpayers $2.2 Billion


In a scathing report, Canada’s Auditor General stated “....the federal government’s creation of an obedient public service fearful of making mistakes, taking risks and conveying “hard truths” has caused failures, such as the Phoenix debacle.” 

Note the use of “such as”, which suggests there are other Phoenixes in government. Based on extensive research done for my book‘From Bully to Bull’s-Eye: Move Your Organization Out of the Line of Fire’, I can assert that the majority of North American workers work in a culture of fear.