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The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why the Future of Business Depends on the Return to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness by John A. Allison

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The Role of Emotions

WHEN ONE HIGHLIGHTS RATIONALITY, IT IS OFTEN ASSUMED THAT emotions are not important. There is supposed to be a conflict between reason and emotion. In fact, emotions are very important, and there is not a fundamental conflict between reason and emotion.

To be a successful leader you need passion, enthusiasm, and energy. Who wants to follow a passionless, dull, unenergetic leader? Properly aligned emotions can give you intensity and focus and can create resourcefulness. A sense of moral certainty is communicable to others and often energizes their efforts. This is one more reason why it is important to have a set of values ...

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