It is important to practice well-managed emotional management. Neglecting to practice emotional management can possibly have devastating effects on both your professional and personal life.

Too often we find that managers who have little control over their emotions are either not respected, not well-received, or both. It takes a lot more than having a title to be respected as a manager and as cliche as it sounds, it all starts on the inside. And the fact of the matter is, the manner in which we handle ourselves emotionally means more than how we perform, our talent, or skillset.

Below you can find a few of the emotional behaviors of effective leaders.

Presence

It is important to remain in the “now”. Don’t focus on the past or try to predict the future. Doing so may possibly have negative effects on the decisions you make. New and forward thinking ideas may not necessarily come forth from removing yourself from the present. Fresh and ingenious ideas can also come from keeping a keen eye on what’s currently happening.

Empathic consciousness

Managers must have be able to not only view different situations from every perspective, but also need remove the focus from being on themselves. This allows the point of view to come from a place opposite of selfishness and see others more as comrades and less like aggressors. Otherwise, it is easy to come off as egotistical and irrational.

Be accepting

Great managers try their very best not to be judgemental of their situations, themselves, and those around them. Doing so helps them to prevent themselves from acting impulsively whether it be in their thoughts or verbalized to others. The process of continually practicing acceptance will be a great asset in times of mayhem.

Be observant

Emotional management comes from being able to carefully observe and understand our own emotions. This is most helpful if it is done regularly and without the pressure of having to do so in in a time of chaos.

Allowing yourself the time to truly feel and to analyze your feelings  without being in a situation that requires you to do more will eventually help you strike an great emotional balance.