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Strategies for Defusing Emotional Overload

The pandemic can cause people to react emotionally rather than rationally

An article published in 2016 in the Harvard Business Review cited the influence of emotions on employee performance, and ultimately, its effect on a company’s bottom line. More than four years later, in the midst of a global pandemic, we experience and witness just how emotions impact our ability to be effective leaders at home and at work.

Here in Israel, we are currently experiencing a regression from what we thought was success in defeating Covid-19 to a daily increase in the number of cases and changing restrictions. This complete turnaround is taking an emotional toll on the country and its residents.

“Emotional hijacking” occurs when stress builds in our daily lives and unfortunately, we are faced with a few hard, unpleasant facts as a result.

Please select this link to read the complete article from The Times of Israel.

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