We are all human. Humans are emotionally intelligent beings. Hence, it is impossible to separate or ignore our emotions in our work environments. And for the most part, we shouldn’t. But there are times when our emotions drive us to react in unproductive ways when it comes to our careers.
I have always been told that I am a “passionate” person…or that I “wear my emotions on my sleeve”. I always interpreted those as being negative labels. However, as I grew into my career, I realized that these were the things that made me authentic, approachable, and a good leader.
The key to being emotionally authentic without creating an overload is to understand your triggers and employ some tools to channel your emotions properly. Self-awareness is a gift you can give yourself if you are willing to do a bit of work. I have lots of options. Let’s chat.