I had drinks with a good friend the other day and he talked at some length about wanting a new job. He’s a great guy, really capable, and one of the best people managers I’ve known. So why isn’t he looking? In a word: Fear. He worries what will happen if he doesn’t get a job. He worries what will happen if his current employer finds out. He worries what will happen if he does get a job, if he’ll be any good at it. The one thing he doesn’t seem to worry about is how to change his situation for the better. Weird, huh? It’s a good thing you wouldn’t do that. But, just in case, what’s stopping you from changing your situation for the better?