It’s normal to experience emotions at home or at work: frustration, anger, fear, excitement. But how you handle these feelings as a parent or leader can go a long way toward building—or destroying—your relationships. It’s essential to develop the ability to regulate your emotions, but perhaps not in the way you might think.
Take this example: A soccer team is playing in a critical game and is down by one goal. Just before half-time, a player gets fouled in the box and the team is given a penalty kick—a great opportunity. A leading player on the team steps up to take the shot. At first, it appears perfect as it soars to the corner of the net but then it rebounds off the goalpost. Defeated, he walks off the field to meet his team for their half-time meeting.
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