All leaders feel fear. The most successful just know how to manage it, says Adam Grant, a professor at top-tier business school Wharton. That doesn't mean avoiding or ignoring it, he says: "It's much more effective to embrace it and try to figure out."
Show creators D. B. Weiss and David Benioff explore fear on this week's episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones."
Tyrion Lannister urges Daenerys Targaryen, for instance, not to use it as a means to gain power. Arya Stark, under the corruptive influence of Littlefinger, instills fear into her sister Sansa, Jon Snow's temporary replacement as ruler in the North. And Jon, himself, exhibits a resilience to fear in his willingness to risk his own life for the greater good — the cause against the army of the dead.