Be angry to get promoted
Anger in itself is not a sin if you are careful. It can lead you to success and get you a promotion.
Be angry to get promoted
It has been a conventional norm that you must check your emotions. But when it comes to the question of your success, you have to be angry. Anne Kreamer, a former Nickelodeon executive, wrote a book titled “It’s Always Personal”. She writes in that book that checking anger diminishes people’s ability to bring their best selves to their work. But Kreamer suggests that acknowledging and acting on your emotions can help you excel on your job. Here’s how to turn your emotions into opportunities.
Be angry to get your promotion
Anger is good. But you should not cross the boiling point. If it crosses the boundaries the consequences may be fatal. It is like poison of a venomous snake used to treat the fatal disease cancer. It is quite necessary for your healthy and happy life. But if you misuse it becomes fatal. Anger is dangerous only when it hurts others unjustly. Remember, Jesus Christ showed his anger at the buyers and sellers at the Jerusalem Temple when he found it was used unfairly. You have to succeed in your life. Do you still doubt that anger can promote you?
How can anger promote you?
It is not wise to blow the gasket of a pressure cooker while it is at work. But you have to open it after reducing the pressure. In the same way it is essential to open your emotional floodgates strategically. It will lead you to solutions in problem solving that can lead you to your promotion. Your job is not a one sided venture. It is a joint effort. Both sides should work together willingly to achieve any success. Engage every one tactfully in your joint venture. Be aware of the norm that it is safer to tackle one by one by one rather than confronting the offenders in the heat of the moment. Kreamer says, “The specific time and private space establishes boundaries so you have a greater chance of achieving a constructive outcome and maintaining the relationship.”
Angry people succeed in life
Researchers say that angry people are more highly competent than those those expressing sadness or guilt. The latter are viewed as likable and warm, but they may not be chosen for leadership. Successful people are not weighed by their socio-emotional characteristics such as warmth and likeability, but on competence characteristics. In deciding promotions anger is more powerful than warmth and likability. Anger gets its way fast towards success. It is a time saver and time is money.
Being angry does not mean not to be kind. Of course, kindness is a blessing. But you should be aware of the times to be strong and take action. You need to live your life out loud to pluck the fruit of success. It is true that you catch more flies with honey, but sometimes you should be also aware that you get tired of flies and you may want the darn honey. Be angry prudently. Success is yours!
Anne Kreamer’s book titled, "It’s Always Personal" (published by Random House)