Ronald Wasser, Ph.D

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Managing Emotions: What We Can Learn From Indy’s Peyton Manning Decision


The Indianapolis Colts recent decision to let quarterback Peyton Manning go has been described as a good business decision in which emotion did not come into play. That take misses the boat.

Instead, the decision and how it was executed is an example of how managing emotion in a realistic and mature manner can lead to making good human capital decisions.

The Colts did not deny the emotion of the Manning decision. They did not downplay that Manning had been the pride of Indianapolis for 10-plus years, won them a Super Bowl, and had a singular place in the hearts and minds of so many fans. Yet the Colts did not get lost in excessive emotion and lose sight of reality either. Read more…