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BmD: Capability: Part
9 – Affect


  • Pessimistic

  • Optimistic

  • Neutral

  • Apathetic


1 obsolete : feeling, affection

2 :  the conscious subjective aspect of an emotion
considered apart from bodily changes; also :  a set of
observable manifestations of a subjectively experienced

In recent history, much more importance has begun to
emerge surrounding AFFECT, or sentiment.


Maybe a "cut to the chase" idea is not what you were

And that’s the power and subtlety of subjective affect.

In VUCA conditions, absent of easily achievable facts and
a distancing from truth through accelerating complexity,
AFFECT may become increasingly important for postmodern

Think about this…

Trust in a highly ambiguous environment is probably all
most of us have going, and where does that trust come
from, or how is trust inspired?


Most of what I have seen in leader development the past
two decades is in some way related to the AFFECT that
remarkable leaders have on the people around them. There
isn’t a book written today that doesn’t reference the
"emotional components" of leadership, and most books are
now embracing "social intelligence" as a means by which
leaders are judged.

Simply, it’s about the "feeling" that leaders
inspire–positive or negative, neutral or apathy that are
keys to providing conditions that help people have lives.

Measuring AFFECT

Panas-X :
The expanded version of PANAS is called PANAS-X and
includes 60 items. This questionnaire not only measures
the two original higher order scales (PA – Positive Affect
and NA – Negative Affect), but also 11 specific affects:
Fear, Sadness, Guilt, Hostility, Shyness, Fatigue,
Surprise, Joviality, Self-Assurance, Attentiveness, and
Serenity.  The internal consistency reliabilities for the
two higher order scales is above 0.83, however the
internal reliability of specific affects is lower: Fear –
median a = .87, Sadness – median a = .87, Guilt – median a
= .88, Hostility – median a = .85, Shyness – median a =
.83 Fatigue -median a = .88, Self-Assurance – median a =

Taking the PANAS-X Online: [Register to get password]

Here is the takeaway as a leader developer:

If whatever you do creates the wrong AFFECT, you row
against the flow.

Knowing, managing, designing and scaffolding AFFECT is key
for postmodern leadership.

I hope you pick up valuable insights, ideas and tools during
this process, which you can use for your own

development as well as your work and leadership with others.

If you have comments, please feel free to leave them here on the blog.

You, Me, and We @F-L-O-W

Mike R. Jay is a developmentalist utilizing consulting,
coaching, mentoring and advising as methods to offer
developmental scaffolding for aspiring leaders who are
interested in being, doing, having, becoming, and
contributing… to helping people have lives.

PS: To learn more about our 2015 Program,
Behavioral MetaDYNAMICS and to enroll in the experience,


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