The current economic environment has created tenuous if not perilous conditions to organizational effectiveness. Managers today, are working in a very complex business environment and must rely on a palette of strategic, interpersonal, and technical skills to keep the organization competitive in the future. During times of rapid change when current thinking and actions are no longer effective, the fear of the unknown and failure can threaten the viability of the organization. If left unchecked, fear can permeate the structures, processes, management styles, and relationships creating a toxic culture. A fear based culture depletes pride, stifles productivity, reduces profitability, and erodes market share. Fear also impacts behaviors and how we use our interpersonal skills to communicate, make decisions, inspire others, build teams, and resolve conflicts to the detriment of the organization. A solution based on "ACTION" can help leaders to reduce and manage the fear that exists in the workplace.