Anger versus Apathy

Anger has a bad reputation as an emotion. It’s likely because the ramifications of anger can be immediately felt or witnessed when it is misused. Apathy is a quiet killer but just as destructive to a team. When we are angry, we are active. When we are apathetic, we are passive. Which one sounds more beneficial to a team? Doing something may cause harm, but doing nothing can also be harmful. Apathy lulls a team into thinking action isn’t worth the risk or bother. Anger moves us quickly into action. Sometimes anger moves us too quickly, but at least we learn from the experience because we can always look backwards. Apathy never teaches because we can’t know what would have happened.

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