Carolyn Stern’s Session

Saturday’s Closing Keynote: The Emotionally Strong Leader 

Addressing the feelings of others in the workplace can be a terrifying proposition. For many leaders, asking what lies behind the actions and reactions of their people is akin to opening Pandora’s box. They don’t want to find out what’s lurking inside. Many managers do not know how to deal with—and they fear—their employees’ emotions.

Leaders of these organizations have good reason to be scared. After all, few of us know how to handle emotions (let alone how to handle them at work). Many of us have not been taught how to tend to our feelings and those of others. So isn’t it better to sweep all those pesky emotions under the rug and carry on as if they don’t exist? The answer is an unequivocal no!

Instead of spending time and money on dealing with the inappropriate behaviors and disrespectful communications stemming from emotional issues in your workplace, you can get to the heart of those issues and deal with your feelings, and the feelings of your people, head-on.In Carolyn Stern’s keynote, you will start to learn the emotional skills and mental strategies needed to be stronger and more intelligent than your feelings, and to help others learn to explore their emotions. Emotions should not be feared but celebrated. A wealth of amazing possibilities are available if we learn to harness the superpower of our emotions.