Feeling it, Fixes it

Although we often want to move away from unpleasant feelings to avoid them, remember that often simply feeling it, fixes it. Situation One: As elevator doors were closing, I glimpsed a young child, maybe three years old, run towards the door to get in.The doors shut...

Too Emotional? Are You Sure?

Working with some educational leaders recently on improving schools, someone remarked,”The problem is simply that many of our teachers are just too emotional.”  Years of experience hearing comments like this in schools and companies has taught me to...

Too Emotional?

While helping a senior level executive think through some bristly team dynamics recently, she told me that “the problem” was that some team members were simply “too emotional.” She related an incident in which a direct report became teary in...