Managing Emotions Under Pressure – part 2

This is part 2 of a series posts reflecting on a Fred Pryor class titled Managing Your Emotions Under Pressure.
There is more pressure than ever in the workplace. There is just a lot of information to absorb and a lot of tasks to perform. Most of my readers will understand that. They use RSS feeds to sip from the firehose of information that is the Internet. Many of my readers will like me be in Information Security. We’ve got to stay one step ahead of a motivated attacker and protect the business even when the users don’t want to be protected.
Pressure can lead to overreacting emotionally. Overreacting emotionally can have great negative effect on the career.
We’re supposed to be always learning and building our skills. Skills aren’t just picking up another certification, or studying up on the benefits/drawbacks of bitlocker when compared to GuardianEdge. Skills include managing your emotions.
Doing so isn’t easy. Stephen Covey says it takes 6 times to learn and 21 times for it to become a habit. Making changes could be a lifelong effort.