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Diffusing Anger

Part of the 'Cutting Edge Communication' Series

Media Type - DVD
Author - Eve Ash
Subject(s) - Communication

Marcus runs a training session to help staff manager anger, and invites Serena as the anger management expert, which makes Carol angry. Marcus uses a toy crocodile and some boxing kangaroos to get the messages across, but when Michael and Sam are asked to demonstrate their anger management skills the role-play escalates into an embarrassing situation. 

Marcus commences a training session on dealing with anger in the workplace and introduces Serena as an expert in anger.  Many comment on what makes them angry at work, and Carol is of course angry with Serena. Marcus uses a toy crocodile and some boxing kangaroos to get the messages across. He asks Steve and Sanjay to role-play an angry exchange which actually escalates rather than either of them dealing with their anger. Casey feels very empowered by the toy.  Serena makes it clear that the kangaroo is a metaphor while Carol aggressively flicks the toy in her face.  Serena talks about the importance of being able to express the feeling of anger without acting out the anger. When Michael and Sam are asked to demonstrate their anger management skills the role-play escalates into an embarrassing situation.Serena tries to get them to express anger about the situation without the emotion of being angry. Marcus feels the meeting has been a great success.

Key Learning Points

"It’s easy to escalate anger . It’s a skill to dissipate anger and remain calm"


Don't bottle up anger
INSTEAD: Calmly explain how you feel

Don’t react to anger with anger
INSTEAD: Rise above and stay rational

Don’t get stuck on emotions
INSTEAD: Be empathic and move forward

Don’t walk away without resolution
INSTEAD: Find common ground and resolve

- Accepting Change
- Achieving SMART Goals
- Apologizing Carefully
- Appreciating Diversity
- Arrogance and Humility
- Behaving Unprofessionally
- Being an Employer of Choice
- Boosting Emotional Intelligence
- Brainstorming and Solving
- Breaking Bullying
- Building Relationships
- Coaching New People
- Creating a No-Blame Culture
- Creating Positive Impressions
- Creating Workforce Agility
- Cutting Edge Communication Series - 80 Program Set
- De-Cluttering the Office
- Delivering Sensational Service
- Delivering Training Masterfully
- Developing Successful Mindsets
- Developing Trainer Skills
- Diffusing Anger
- Embracing New Ideas
- Enhancing Service
- Ensuring a Respectful Workplace
- Ensuring Security
- Explaining Skillfully
- Facing Social Media
- Giving Hygiene Feedback
- Giving Managers Feedback
- Global Cultural Awareness
- Handling Anyone Difficult
- Handling the New Wave
- Handling Tricky Appraisals
- Improving Self-Esteem
- Listening Actively
- Looking at Employment Contracts
- Making Decisions
- Managing a Complainer
- Managing Crises
- Managing Projects Effectively
- Managing Remotely
- Managing Time Successfully
- Mastering Social Media
- Mediating for Resolution
- Meeting For Results
- Minimizing Risk
- Navigating Career Change
- Negotiating for Results
- Negotiating for Success
- Overcoming Disempowerment
- Overcoming Fears
- Overcoming Setbacks
- Pitching and Influencing
- Planning and Organizing
- Prejudice and Discrimination
- Preparing for Emergencies
- Preparing for My Appraisal
- Presenting with Passion
- Privacy and Ethical Behavior
- Recruiting the Best
- Removing Tension
- Resolving Conflict
- Responding Thoughtfully
- Sharing Feedback
- Starting Relationship Selling
- Staying Motivated at Work
- Stereotyping and Diversity
- Stretching the Team
- Supervising Effectively
- Supporting Others
- Surviving Stress and Burnout
- Surviving Team Conflicts
- Teaching Greetings
- Transforming SILOS
- Trying Myers-Briggs
- Understanding Accountability
- Unions and Collective Bargaining
- Using Goals to GROW
- Welcoming New People
- Working Safely

  • Support Material - Leader's Guide and PPT slides.
    Length - 9 minutes
  • Pricing
    Price - INR 8,750
    Intl. Price - A$ 275.00