"I recently blogged about how researchers can positively channel emotion, to do relevant research that resonates deeply with our audience and spurs them into action. Not long after I wrote the blog, a researcher contacted me to ask for help with a powerful stakeholder who was blocking her research. Her next step was to inform her funders that the project couldn’t be delivered – unless I could help. I made a number of suggestions, and at the end, there was an awkward silence. Then she said, 'you know what, I think I might just be myself'."