When we experience trauma in our work environment, we could easily fall prey to allowing bitterness to infect our being. When we become consumed with bitterness we are unable to function at optimal level and find ourselves being alienated as a result of our negative attitude. Recognising that you are suffering from Post Traumatic Embitterment Disorder (PTED) is the first step in the right direction to healing and peace.
We are often quite unaware of how our belief systems are influenced by various external factors, and how those beliefs may impact on our decisions and actions. Not interrogating information that we are being fed on a daily basis could quite easily lead to a skewed view of reality, which may lead to inappropriate decisions or actions. Reflecting on how we have come to our conclusions should be standard practice for leaders.