Chapter 8. Balancing Mind and Body—How to Learn from Your Emotional Cues

Balancing Mind and Body—How to Learn from Your Emotional Cues

The heart has such an influence over the understanding that it is worthwhile to engage it in our interest.

 --Lord Chesterfield[1]

Emotions present a major difficulty in decision-making, which is complicated by the fact that limited information is available about how to deal with them in this context. However, even acknowledging the fact that emotions play a major part in decision-making is taboo in our macho business culture. We picture a great leader as a person who can “stay cool,” reason under pressure, and make brilliant decisions that turn out great no matter what.

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