"There are many school of thoughts given about the topic discussed in this blog. I think the leader is the source of motivation and spirit for the team members so the one should never cry in front of the team members because it will lower the morale of the team."
I am grateful for the above comments, however I have disagree. Why would a emotion like sadness decrease the morale of the team?
I know most managers have raised their voice and showed anger/frustration, so why not show sadness?
We know that 90% of all our decisions are including emotions. Our emotions are part of us being humans. I say it is because we are scared of sadness and we fear that it will make us look weak.
I argue that knowing/showing our weaknesses displays signals of strengths. Only the strongest leaders are able to display the full range of emotions.
You have to have a relationship with your team in order to be able to show the full range of emotions - so if it lowers the moral it tells me that the leader does not have close relations with the team.
5/12/2017 01:44:22 pm
I think there is no need to ask such question which is completely based on someone sentiments. Because from my perspective, a leader is also a human. He is not an alien or he does not belong to any other planet. Like we ordinary people become emotional very quickly, similarly, in some cases, the organizational situations can also make him sentimental. So, of course, he can cry. But listen to one thing- 'Crying usually has two aspects. Sometimes, it can make a person look genuine and devoted, whereas, at some instances, it can troll him by considering him as an immature guy.' Thus, my suggestion is, a leader must know this difference before crying in front of his team. Better, as a leader, you have to stay strong in all circumstances, and should not cry unless and until the state of affairs forces you to do so.
4/1/2019 04:58:30 am
I guess that this question has a very obvious answer. In general, I consider the leader as a human being, so it is possible for him or her to cry in front of her group. It depends on the characteristic of the leader on how she or he see things and how she can handle it in front of her subordinates. There are some situations that even if a leader is soft inside, he or she must handle her emotions and separate it professionally. I guess seeing your leader's cry does not lower her image to her subordinates, it is just being real.
15/3/2019 10:24:50 am
I respect leaders who really show their emotions, even in front of their subordinates. I hope that all of us must understand that every person has their weakness, too. I cannot see anything wrong if someone cries in front even if he or she is my leader. That is a sign of her continuous strengths. A lot of people are able to hide their weakest part and it took a lot of guts to release your stress. I admire people like you, keep it up!
9/12/2020 07:52:16 am
For me, you shouldn't cry in front of your team yes, they can cry cuz they're human and have emotion, but in front of his/her team is wrong, if they want to cry it must be in private
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