Category Archive: Anger

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

7 Ways to be Impatient Like a Leader

Impatient leaders are like junkies looking for a fix. The drug is results. Unhealthy impatience blows up leaders. “Slow” is the source of impatience. Delay. Repeated mistakes. Incompetence. Lack of planning. Falling short.… Continue reading

The 10 Strategies of Obnoxious Leaders

Don’t expect the people you complain about to follow you. You aren’t worthy of leadership, if you can’t pull-with people. The future is built on aspiration, not frustration. Persistent frustration makes you obnoxious. Complaining points… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Winning in No-Win Situations

Bill (Not his real name) manages several franchise locations. He finds himself in a no-win situation. Budget and personnel cuts by the mother organization make it impossible for him to fulfill his responsibilities… Continue reading

How to Let Yourself Be Angry

Dreamers feel frustration. Let yourself be angry. Suppressing anger wastes energy. I know people who have been frustrated for years. The reason you’re circling the same frustration is you aren’t angry enough. Leaders who… Continue reading

How to Coach Angry Leaders

Frustration, used well, fuels transformation. Avoiding it is embracing stagnation. I love talking and listening to frustrated leaders. Sure they may say some dumb things, but they say what they mean. Well, to… Continue reading