We hide our emotions in order to stay in control, look strong, and keep things at bay. But it decreases our control and weakens our ability to lead – because it blocks us. Yes, being too emotional in business can create problems. But it decreases our control and weakens our ability to lead – because it blocks us. Yes, being too emotional in business can create problems. This obscures objective analysis, distorts negotiations and leads to rash decisions. However, showing too much emotion has been shown to be much less of a problem than the opposite.