I run, I do yoga, I reflect, I write and sometimes I get angry. As leaders, how we manage our anger and other emotions is vital. Everyone is watching, and if we don’t handle our anger well we can make a tough situation even more difficult.
“Anyone can be angry, that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose
In the context of the conversation on “influence,” my friend, Lisa Kohn turned me on to The Arbinger Institute’s work on Leadership and Self-Deception. Not a new book (first published in 2000), but quite useful in this context. The main idea, in any leadership role, we must first look deeply at ourselves– and understand how our experiences and motives impact our view of others.