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Why Emotional Integrity is a Skill You Need

Those who can express their emotions in a controlled manner are more successful

Strong emotions can derail even the most stable leader, given the right timing and circumstances. When we feel we're at the mercy of our rage, anger or resentment, we react swiftly, only to have regrets later. We stay on the hamster wheel of anger, reaction and regret, promising to do better next time.

The problem isn't our emotions. The problem is mismanagement. Emotional triggers hijack decision-making, increasing the probability of unnecessary conflict. The key to changing this self-destructive pattern is self-regulation.

Self-regulation isn't about suppressing, avoiding or appeasing. Self-regulation is part of the "inner game" of leadership that helps you shift from automatic reaction to intentional response.

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