[tps_title]10. It undermines your authority.[/tps_title]
Powerful CEOs don’t use emoticons. And if they do, then there’s something wrong with them. Think about Donald Trump. If he wanted to fire someone, he did it in front of the camera. He didn’t use emoticons to soften the blow. And you can bet that he still doesn’t use it even without the cameras rolling. And how are your people supposed to take you seriously when every sentence is interspersed with symbols that you can barely understand?