Throughout Onward, you will find call-out boxes for Implications for Leaders in cultivating the emotional resilience of their staff. For chapter 2, Understand Emotions, Elena Aguilar encourages leaders to begin a conversation with staff about emotions by watching and discussing Pixar’s Inside Out. If you are unfamiliar with this movie, Elena shares that “The Pixar movie Inside Out is revolutionary in its suggestion of how we relate to emotions…It offers a liberating cultural construct for emotions.” It is definitely a must-watch movie!
And a perfect way to kick off this next chapter about understanding emotions. You will also find great discussion prompts for this movie in The Onward Workbook. (Today is the perfect day to order your workbook if you don’t have one yet!) My favorite is What connections can you make to the suggestions that in order to feel true happiness, we must also feel sadness? If you have already seen the movie, I encourage you to watch it again as you immerse yourself this month in understanding emotions.