“Our emotions must be in the right amount, proportional to the event that called them forth; they must be expressed at the right time, in a way that is appropriate to the emotional trigger and circumstances in which it occurred; and they must be expressed in the right way, in a way that does no harm.”
– Artistotle, “The Temperate Person”
Emotionality, from a leadership perspective, is the ability to understand and utilize one’s own emotions and the emotions of others in a constructive way. Emotions are powerful, because they “e” (to) motion (move) us to act or not act. Emotions are the foundations for our motivations. They are the fuel for our action, and without them we would appear lifeless.
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