Anger Management Tips - Taming The Beast

anger management tips

The anger management tips provided below has been developed to help you tame or manage your temper when you have reasons to be angry with your subordinates at work or even with a member of your family back at home.

Why is anger management critical to leadership success?

The reason is simple . . . anger clouds your judgment.

You can make rash decisions when angry - decisions you may regret later but that may be irrevocable. Since that is the case, it makes perfect sense to keep your temper in control when annoyed so you can make the right decisions in the face of temper-invoking challenges.

The first thing to remember about anger management is that . . . this is about you. It's about how you feel about an event and your reaction or response to the situation.

Take a quick note of the following anger management tips:

1. When something goes wrong in your team, be calm. Don't explode no matter what went wrong. Don't shout at the top of your voice.

2. Take a deep breath. Breath in and breath out to release the surge of temper brewing in your head

3. Ask questions to get more details about the events that culminated in the omission or commission

4. Genuinely seek to understand what went wrong

5. Invite a team of colleagues to evaluate the situation

6. Decide if the culprit needs to be sanctioned or educated

7. Implement the action plan

It is human to react suddenly and without thinking it through when something goes wrong. But, hey, you're not just another human. You are a leader people look up to for direction, training, insight, and a high sense of decorum. Don't break their hearts.

Here's one trick that works when you're really pissed off. Leave the scene. Take a walk to difuse the tension or tight feel inside of you.

Remember . . . You make better and smarter decisions when you're calm and collected. So, do everything necessary to stay cool-headed.

Act decisively against unwholesome behavior. But act from a position of knowledge and maturity. It will help the entire team learn and grow. And that's more important than your personal ego.

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