Monday, June 16, 2008
Emotional outbursts rarely result in job loss, but unpredictable behavior could stall your career. So before you allow your anger to reach a fever pitch, take a walk or vent your frustrations to a friend or colleague. Though managers are more likely to get away with outbursts, the behavior is still unnecessary. If you're the boss you can tell your employee that they did a mistake without getting angry. If an emotional outburst is directed at you, never argue. Just try to defuse the situation by addressing the person at hand and asking him to calm down. If you lose your temper, go someplace to cool off. Then apologize to those who heard your outburst. The quicker you regain your composure and address it, the quicker you'll erase it from people's minds.