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.
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.
Does it pay to let employees express their true feelings?
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
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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