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When Negative Emotions are Good for the Team
In work contexts, leaders are a source of emotional experience since they occupy a position that plays a leading role in the development of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral processes. For a team to develop a strong orientation towards learning, it is thus essential for there to be a leader able to effectively manage emotional strategies. While for some, negative emotions represent obstacles and impediments, for others they can be an alarm bell, a sign of lack of progress towards goals, that allows for triggering a series of actions able to reduce the discrepancy between the current situation and the desired situation. Recognizing our emotions and understanding their impact on us and others favors the creation of a climate of sharing necessary for the development of effective performance, especially from the standpoint of innovation and the creative process.