Have you ever done something stupid when you were angry? I know I have. Anger floods our body with all sorts of fight or flight chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol. These get us ready for extreme and instinctive physical responses, and this reduces our ability to think and reason effectively. In essence, we become stupid.
Do you feel anxious and uncomfortable when you need to say 'no' to someone? Do you avoid conflict or potentially challenging conversations? Do you worry about whether people like you? This will influence you as a manager. The result is that you will give people what they want rather than what is best for the
We all get stuck sometimes. We can't make progress because something is stopping us; some barrier is in the way. That barrier is big enough in our mind that it stops us taking action. It is only big because we are looking at the whole barrier, and we don't know what to do to deal
How do the people on your team feel? What delights them? What disturbs them? What annoys them? Do you ever stop and think about what the people on your team feel about their jobs, their colleagues, their workspace, and the organisation? They are people first, and workers second; they are not robots, so take a