This visualization from the Junto Institute (https://www.thejuntoinstitute.com/emotion-wheels/) gives us a glimpse into the underlying drivers of human behaviors.
When we can better understand these root level emotions, we are better equipped to make good decisions. As a leader, the more self-aware you are about your own emotional status, the better equipped you’ll be in getting the best out of yourself and your team.
Note: This wheel shows 6 core emotions. We would suggest that at an even more fundamental level, there are really 2 emotions: Love and Fear.