The Many Emotions of
Business Leadersusiness Leaders

Business leaders are known for their decision-making skills, but what emotions are driving their success? We took a 10,000-word sample from speeches made by well-known company bosses and calculated the percentage of words associated with positive and negative emotions with the help of the NRC Word-Emotion Association Lexicon.

Words
1
Lynne Doughtie
Lynne Doughtie34.92%
2
Nancy McKrinsty
Nancy McKrinsty33.51%
3
Mary Dillon
Mary Dillon32.60%
4
Debra Cafaro
Debra Cafaro31.77%
5
Charles Koch
Charles Koch30.96%
6
Marc Benioff
Marc Benioff29.71%
7
Karl-Johan Persson
Karl-Johan Persson29.57%
8
Stefano Pessina
Stefano Pessina29.10%
9
Gail Koziara Boudreaux
Gail Koziara Boudreaux28.55%
10
Abigail Johnson
Abigail Johnson28.25%