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43. How Nice Leaders Become Angry

By Patrick Lencioni - June 2020

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43. How Nice Leaders Become Angry

At the Table with Patrick Lencioni

Episode Summary

The team discusses frustration and anger and how a leader's desire to be "nice" can contribute.

Show Notes

1:23 — Patrick Lencioni opens this episode by reading an article on how nice leaders become angry

5:40 — Cody Thompson and Patrick Lencioni describe the responses to this article 

6:45 — Emotional dissatisfaction is anger 

7:48 — Leaders don’t want to be labeled as angry, but often avoid conversations early on

10:00 — Having feelings of anger is a sign that there is something you need to figure out

12:01 — Cody Thompson gives an example of a leader who could not express anger to his team and the only possible solution 

13:45 — Good leaders show emotion in a healthy way 

16:18 — Cody Thompson debunks “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all”

17:00 — Patrick Lencioni explains about the difference between a “little ‘j’ jerk” and a “big ‘J’ Jerk

19:15 — Emotional frustration is what leads to progress – find the goodness

21:07 — Cody Thompson talks about the danger of internalizing anger as a leader

22:31 — The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference

24:50 — Patrick Lencioni leaves listeners with a final message on frustration and anger 


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