Category Archive: Anger

How to Confront Situations You Should Have Dealt with Sooner

If you think it’s difficult to have a tough conversation today, waiting makes it worse. Time makes elephants fat, complacent, and harder to confront. Patience: It’s not patient to tolerate poor performance. It’s… Continue reading

How to Overcome Bitterness After Being Passed Over

Disappointments brings you to a perilous series of choices. I don’t mean to speak lightly, but if you’re bitter, you chose it. Feeling hurt isn’t a choice. But if you’re bitter, you made… Continue reading

10 Ways to be Angry Like a Leader

Leaders who suppress anger live with the ponderous weight of things unsaid. Embrace the power of letting yourself be angry. Expression: Anger isn’t the main issue, expression is.  Spontaneous expressions of anger like… Continue reading

7 Things I Learned About Expressing Frustration from a State Trooper

Most leaders don’t know how to best use and effectively express frustration. Unexpressed frustration turns into more frustration. Poorly expressed frustration makes matters worse. Image from Google Maps The Story: A State Trooper pulled… Continue reading

3 Guaranteed Ways to Lower a Leader’s Frustration

If you’re like many leaders, you’re frustrated with something right now. If you aren’t frustrated, all I need to do is bring up common trigger issues. Results fell short. Unexpected problems blocked progress. Someone… Continue reading

Doing Nothing with Anger is Better Than Venting

Venting doesn’t work. Hitting a punching bag, while thinking about the person who made you angry, increases aggression.  It’s better to do nothing than vent. Catharsis doesn’t work. (Brad Bushman Ph.D.) Aggressive behavior increases… Continue reading