Emotions rule humans. Majority of the life decisions that you take are influenced by sentiments and passions. However, as you go higher up the corporate ladder, you must take control of these emotions. In this article at CIO, Jordan French talks about 3 emotions that C-suite professionals must be masters of.
Which Emotions Can Bring You Down?
Apart from professional and soft skills, the intelligence to understand others’ point of view is becoming a differentiating factor for business success. So, along with talents, human resource departments are looking for candidates that have higher emotional intelligence (EQ). These potential candidates will later get promoted to the C-suite level and they can be in control of their emotions.
1. Immediate Gain:
It is easy to focus on something that will give you immediate returns. However, an HBR study conveys 50 percent of CEOs investing in long-term goals experience success 6.7 times more than competitors. Fleet CEO Max Lock opines that it is not possible to have absolute visions of the future. Nevertheless, C-level professionals can at least have knowledge of the upcoming events that can make or break a company’s prospects.
2. To Be or Not to Be Prudent:
With news of failed digital initiatives, it is natural for C-suite professionals to act prudently. However, this over-protective range of emotions can result in missed opportunities. The study reports that 94 percent of C-suite executives are guilty of bad decision making. Joseph Folkman remarks that though bad strategies can hurt an organization’s reputation, late decisions can result in lost chances.
While it is important to be confident about your strategies, overconfidence can make you ignore obvious pitfalls. This will not only cause the organization to suffer, your hard-earned trust will also go for a toss. One of the normal emotions as an experienced C-suite professional is that you begin to trust your instincts more than others. However, you must consider others’ opinions too before coming to a decisive conclusion. An Administrative Science Quarterly report suggests that empathetic leaders boost employee confidence and loyalty towards company objectives.
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