In certain professions, it can sometimes pay to be aggressive. Law enforcement officials, for example, may rely in part on this quality to help them think fast in a difficult and potentially life-threatening situation. Lawyers, by comparison, can implement this tactic to deliver a particularly compelling closing statement or challenge allegations made by an opposing party. However, if you constantly resort to intimidation to achieve professional goals, you may be creating a toxic work environment for others.
But, what if your aggressive tactics aren’t necessarily deliberate? What if, instead, they are a result of an underlying anger management issue? It’s perfectly natural to get agitated every once in awhile, but if you find yourself constantly struggling to keep from lashing out at coworkers or damaging company property, it may be time to seek help.
First, it’s important to note that there is no shame in reaching out to an anger management consultant. No matter what your profession, you are still beholden to the same chemical and emotional reactions as anyone else. Anger is ingrained in all of us, as it is part of our fight-or-flight response to danger. However, this reaction is more exaggerated in some people than others – irrespective of their ethnicity, education level or income bracket.
At Conflict Coaching & Consulting, we understand how wide-ranging this issue is, so we offer a vast array of online anger management classes that are specifically tailored to the differing needs of our clientele. We also know that many professionals just don’t have the time to attend a weekly class, making online anger management courses the perfect way to develop the techniques you need to keep this emotion from overshadowing your intellect and skill on the job.
By Carlos Todd, PhD