Emotional at work? Rid the elephant in the room

When you’re happy, you smile.
When you’re sad, you cry.
When you’re stressed, your blood pressure rises.

Emotions: everyone has them all of the time – meaning that you’re bound to feel emotions while you’re at work.  But for some reason, emotions at work have become the elephant in the room.

Well, we say it’s time for out with the old and in with the new.  As the workplace continues to evolve and change (and as technology continues to enable a work-life harmony as oppose to work-life balance) it’s time we embrace emotion at work.  Employees should learn exactly what emotions mean and understand why we can or can’t control them.

Chip Conley, bestselling author of “PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow”, has published a new book, Emotional Equations, with new theories and new thought-provoking insight on Emotional Intelligence (EQ).  His argument?  EQ is a valuable ingredient for business success, yet few companies teach their leaders how to become more emotionally fluent or competent.  This lack of knowledge among leadership means that the workforce lacks EQ stimulation, contributing to low morale and negative outcomes.

Five out of ten of the most stressful life events are related to whether or not someone is employed and the quality of their work experience.  In today’s troubled economic times, it has become especially valuable for leaders to integrate an EQ logic that creates a flow state environment for employees, where the workforce can achieve self-actualization or transcendental behaviors that euphorically inspire business results.

Our opinion?  We agree.

It’s time you ask yourself: do you understand the difference between job satisfaction and engagement?  And are you thriving in a work environment that extends beyond your primal needs and infuses you with a sense of purpose?

Today, leaders must develop a deeper understanding of flow state and understand how it harnesses emotions that inspire peak performance.  Want to learn more?  Join Chip and Achievers on February 2nd at 1PM EST for a complimentary webinar on why Happy People are Successful People.

Until then, we’ll leave you with a teaser.


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