Monday 5 June 2023
When you think about emotions at work, anger isn’t likely to be an emotion that is characterised as positive and constructive for leaders. Instead, it’s seen as a ‘hot’ emotion that stimulates negative thoughts and actions. It’s likely you think about a colleague or Director who shouts, lashes out and is generally disagreeable, or a time when you felt annoyed or angry at someone’s behaviour towards you. However, anger isn’t one-dimensional. Sometimes, depending on context and circumstance and when used wisely, it can be helpful for leaders.