Negative emotion is an incredibly volatile fuel. Our CEO, Dane Jensen, lays out how to harness its energy for building motivation in his latest article for Harvard Business Review titled Turn Your Team’s Frustration into Motivation.
In the article, Dane offers three tools for leaders to motivate people facing a setback:
🏷 Label the negative emotion and engage. Right or wrong, giving it a name helps uncover important information that can be used for moving forward.
👏 Feed the self-coach, not the self-critic. Encourage them to look for the opportunity in the crisis.
🛴 Channel energy to action. Use the moment to build a vision of a better future and build clarity around what it takes to get there.
Strong leaders don’t shy away from negative emotions. They lean into them and help their people use them to recover and grow.