Category Archive: Anger

How to Use Frustration to Expand Your Leadership

Frustration usually points at people and circumstances. But frustration is also an opportunity to look at yourself, to elevate and expand your leadership. Source: Your frustration is ABOUT you, before it’s about others.… Continue reading

Dear Dan: It’s Increasingly Difficult to Keep My Frustration from my Staff

Dear Dan, I just discovered your article entitled, “You Feel Things Your Team Shouldn’t Know About,” and I realized that I probably don’t do as good a job at this as I should.… Continue reading

Slapped at the Hotel Front Desk

The elusiveness of humility slapped me in the face while I stood at the hotel’s front desk this morning. I left my key in the room. I’ve done it so often that I’m… Continue reading

How to Respond to an Angry Employee

Don’t ad lib when emotion is high. Prepare yourself to respond to an angry employee. Develop a plan. How to respond to an angry employee: #1. Emotion comes first. Diffuse hot emotion before solving tough… Continue reading

Stop Hating the People You Serve

Leaders get frustrated with the people they serve. You hear them grumble, “What’s wrong with people?” It happens in the business world, education, church world, and governments as well. Dissatisfaction – apart from… Continue reading

Feeling Like Myself Again

A leader told me he was learning a lot. I asked, “What are you learning?” He couldn’t name one thing. If you don’t know what you’re learning, you aren’t learning.   I took… Continue reading