Emotionally expensive

By Michael McKinney via leadershipnow.com/leadingblog/   Article

The 5 Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace and What You Can Do About It

“You must be clear about the value you bring to your organization. The three factors that make up your value:

YOUR VALUE = Current Performance + Future Potential – (3 x Emotional Expensiveness)

The chapter on Your Emotional Expensiveness is worth reading twice. It’s your drama factor. “It is the single most important factor in the New Value Equation, the one that determines whether our Performance and Potential and anything meaningful to the bottom line, and whether others feel that working with us is worth the effort.” Wakeman lists 15 clues to your emotional expensiveness factor. Among them are:

You may be Emotionally Expensive if …

  • You come to work in a bad mood. Ever.
  • You share a lot of personal information with coworkers, and the boundary between your public life and private life is very permeable.
  • You complain a lot or judge others.
  • You tend to focus in what you need rather than what you have.
  • You assume the worst of others’ motivations.
  • When you perform well, you want a medal for it.

Wakeman presents the Five Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace: …”

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