A division head hates another division head who “sabotaged” her plans for a new facility. She focuses on revenge, not on what’s best for the organization.
If you’re chronically angry, take these four steps to turn your from negative to positive:
- Admit that you’re angry. It’s the first step toward controlling the problem.
- Accept that changing will be difficult.You can’t just say “OK, I’m not angry anymore.” Change will demand time, effort and help from others.
- Pinpoint who made you angry and how your anger makes you behave. You might notice a disconnect here. Example: You’re angry at your CEO, but you’re curt toward the people who report to you.
- Plan for positive action. Perhaps you can set out a plan to cooperate with a former “enemy” to reach key goals.