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Disrupting Unwanted Emotions

Disrupting Unwanted Emotions

Imagine yourself in a meeting. Someone says something that you are sure will lead to yet another failed change initiative. But the others don’t really listen to you. The thought assails you: “This project is another car crash in the making.” This thought will either have emotions wash over you and have you turn from a leader into a victim. Or you disrupt it and stay on top of your leadership game.

Your mental fitness determines which way it goes. You can build it with simple 2 minute exercises. This week’s blog shows you how to create your own mental workout.

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Emotional Mastery

Emotional Mastery

Suppressing emotions is widely spread, because it feels uncomfortable to show them, and managing them can feel overwhelming. But even if we could, we should not avoid even the “negative emotions”, because they are wells of information. What we do want to grow out of is having to act on the impulse they generate. That is emotional mastery which is a key leadership skill and can be learnt.

Productively expressing our emotions, propels us forward. And there are a few handy tricks for that.

Productively expressing our emotions, propels us forward. And there are a few handy tricks for that.

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Uncertainty

Uncertainty

Leadership requires bouncing back from being reactive as quickly as possible. And this is where emotional mastery comes in. Emotional mastery is likely the number one reason why most people in leadership positions fail to lead. To understand how our emotions are created, what information they hold for us, helps leverage them for creating what we long for. Like many others, I’ve held myself back from pursuing my dreams for fear of failing, until…

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