Today, all leaders are feeling the effects of increased change, uncertainty, and risk. For some of us, that means higher levels of felt stress and anxiety (ahem…yup, that’s me!). Because of that, we may lose focus, become demotivated, get stuck, or act more temperamental with others — Wait, you mean it’s not normal to have an outburst about receiving the wrong ice cream in my latest grocery delivery?!

Part of becoming an effective leader involves being self-aware enough to recognize these feelings and being proactive enough to regulate their impact on our behavior.