Month: August 2022

The Importance of Leadership During a High-Stress Period

As a top 100 CEO, I know the importance of being accessible and willing to listen to my team. I also know that treating them as partners instead of employees allows for different points of view and knowledge of the organization, which can help improve things overall. You’ll also find that people are more likely to be engaged and productive when they feel valued.

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The Power of Positive Emotional Contagion

Psychologist William James first proposed the principle of emotional contagion in the late 1800s. James suggested that our emotions are based on our physiological reactions to external stimuli. He believed that we could catch another person’s emotions, just like we can catch a cold. More recent research has found that emotional contagion is a natural phenomenon in animals and humans. A study published that when one person feels fear, it triggers a reflexive fear response in those around them. The studies have found that this happens because of a network of neurons connecting the amygdala, the brain’s fear center,...

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