Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Emotion is a strength

Emotion is critical to decision-making.

A great strength that women often feel more comfortable exploring is emotion. Emotion often implies vulnerability - in  a work context this can mean a willingness to change, to share or to sit back and listen instead of drive. There is a TED Talk on the Power of Vulnerability exploring this. Brené Brown says “connection is why we are here; it gives purpose and meaning to our lives...”   “ order to allow for connection to happen, we have to allow ourselves to be seen... that's vulnerability...”

Emotion is a strength. Emotion has a place in every corner of our lives. Emotion is not drama - emotion is its own truth. We cannot build a community for ourselves at work or home without emotion.

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