The Emotionally Strong Leader

It’s time to debunk the myth that sharing our emotions and being honest about how we are feeling is a sign of weakness. It’s time for our corporate world to stop encouraging people to stuff down their feelings while at work. It’s time to make friends with our feelings. Because if we stop being so scared of our emotions and look for the wisdom they provide us, we can change how we connect, communicate, and lead. This keynote will show you how.

Overview of Keynote

Addressing the feelings of others in the workplace can be a terrifying proposition. For many leaders, asking what lies behind the actions and reactions of their people is akin to opening Pandora’s box. They don’t want to find out what’s lurking inside. Many managers do not know how to deal with—and they fear—their employees’ emotions.

Leaders of these organizations have good reason to be scared. After all, few of us know how to handle emotions (let alone how to handle them at work). Many of us have not been taught how to tend to our feelings and those of others. So isn’t it better to sweep all those pesky emotions under the rug and carry on as if they don’t exist? The answer is an unequivocal no!

Instead of spending time and money on dealing with the inappropriate behaviors and disrespectful communications stemming from emotional issues in your workplace, you can get to the heart of those issues and deal with your feelings, and the feelings of your people, head-on.

In this keynote, you will start to learn the emotional skills and mental strategies needed to be stronger and more intelligent than your feelings, and to help others learn to explore their emotions. Emotions should not be feared but celebrated. A wealth of amazing possibilities are available if we learn to harness the superpower of our emotions.

“Emotions can get in the way or get you on the way.”

Mavis Mazhura

Learning Objectives

Discover the systemic problems with ignoring emotions in the workplace.

Learn why emotions matter and reduce the fear of tending to them at work.

Identify the emotional skills and mental strategies to be stronger than your feelings.

Gain a deeper awareness of your emotional makeup and how that helps and hurts your leadership effectiveness.