Contagious Emotions: How to Harness This Perfectly Natural Human Phenomenon

Like an illness on a playground, emotions are contagious, and in a business setting, they can spread fast! It’s how the annoyance of one colleague can catch on and bring the whole office down, and how a good vibe can have a huge ripple effect.  

Being a great leader is understanding that humans are going to human, that our people have emotions, and that they will affect the climate of our organizations. 

How do we navigate emotional contagion and use it to better our organizations? How do we use our own emotions to lead by example? 

In this episode, I talk about how to harness the phenomenon that is emotional contagion.


For high level executives, understanding the contagious nature of emotions is critical to fostering a productive and positive work atmosphere. -Jen Thornton



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