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Are you paying attention to emotion?

Now’s the time to claim your identity and shape your reputation.

Your ability as a leader depends not only on how you see yourself but on how others perceive you. Great leaders read emotions. They know how to motivate people and they understand that anxiety and burnout are not the same. Let your team’s creativity out, let the people around you in and build up your emotional resilience through self-regulation, awareness and proven techniques.


How to build emotional resilience

Adjunct Professor Richard Jolly shares his top tips for building emotional resilience, maintaining the courage to live the life you want, and avoiding executive burnout.

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Behind every successful woman

Assistant Professor Eliot Sherman explores the crucial role of men in overturning a system that stops women, especially at the top and bottom of the pay scale, achieving their full potential at work.


Listen to the podcast

Dr Michael Parke, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, and Vyla Rollins, Executive Director, LBS Leadership Institute discuss what it takes for leaders to create an effective emotional environment in the workplace, and the dangers of suppressing negative emotions. Contributors from Google and Zappos Insights share their experience of embedding the right emotional climate at work.


LBS faculty rethink leadership


Does it pay to let employees express their true feelings?

Michael Parke

New research suggests that encouraging people to bottle up their emotions – whether good or bad – can hinder them and their organisation. Michael Parke explains why establishing a workplace climate where people are happy to share their emotions leads to greater productivity, innovation and creativity.



Why negative emotions can spark creativity

Michael Parke

The idea that employees must always feel great to produce their best work is debateable, according to Michael Parke, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour. In fact, feeling worried or frustrated can push people to achieve better results.


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