Silicon Valley Change

Silicon Valley Change

Manage Your Team’s Energy, Not Just the Work


Germs and colds aren’t the only things we spread in the workplace. Our emotions, both positive and negative, are just as contagious. Have you ever walked into a meeting and felt so much tension that you became tense, too?

Main points in this article by Margaret H. Greenberg and Senia Maymin, PhD:

  • Human beings are hard-wired to mimic the facial expressions and moods of those we come in contact with.
  • You can “catch” both good and bad moods.
  • If you manage or lead others, your moods are even more contagious!

Read more here in the article that originally appeared on


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