Podcast: Balancing Emotion and Logic in Making Better Decisions

June 13, 2021
  • Brent Stewart
  • Brent Stewart
    Digital Strategy & Content Leader at Barry-Wehmiller

A few years ago, a prominent CEO was quoted in a CNN story saying "In 30 years, a robot will likely be on the cover of Time Magazine as the best CEO… Robots are quicker and more rational than humans, and they don't get bogged down in emotions -- like getting angry at competitors.”

At the time, our CEO Bob Chapman wrote this in response:

“It’s interesting that every major industrial innovation takes us further and further away from emotion, and in turn, human to human interaction. And it’s not a matter of resisting industrialization or advancement, it’s about realizing what happens when we begin removing people from the equation in business – bit by bit, little at a time. And, in doing so, we deny them the opportunity for one of the most basic needs: fulfillment.”

Emotions are a critical part of Truly Human Leadership. It is what helps leaders connect to and care about their people. But just as leadership can’t be all based on numbers and logic, it can’t be all based on emotion.

It’s about balance.

Recently Matt Whiat, the founding partner of Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute, Barry-Wehmiller’s leadership and culture consulting arm, led a webinar about how leaders can balance emotion and logic for better decision making.

On this episode of the Truly Human Leadership podcast, you’ll hear an edited version of that webinar as Matt explains how emotionally intelligent leaders make smarter decisions that inspire others to take action, build trust, and increase resiliency.

As you listen to this week’s episode, here are a couple of resources from Chapman & Co. to help you further integrate these concepts into your leadership walk:

    How to Make Emotionally Intelligent Decisions

    A Leader’s Guide to Emotionally Intelligent Decisions

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