While the emotional work you do as a leader may go unrecognized and undervalued, it is more vital than ever in today’s work world. Being a leader demands emotional labour, giving positive, supportive energy to the people who depend on you each day. But what happens when there’s a conflict between how you really feel and the emotions you’re expected to project to your team? How can you walk this authenticity tightrope? Here are a few techniques to try.
While the emotional work you do as a leader may go unrecognized and undervalued, it is more vital than ever in today’s work world. This labor is often a selfless and prosocial act, allowing you to care for and positively impact others even when you’re not feeling it. However, it should not come at your personal expense.
Do you ask for help when needed?
Have you ever had an experience where your feeling overcame you?
Denham Smith, D. (2023, January). When Your Feelings Conflict with Your Leadership Role. Harvard Business Review.
Mark Kalin je izkušen manager, podjetnik, innovator, mentor, predavatelj in strokovnjak za vzpostavljanje inovativnih ekosistemov in transformacij kultur ter strokovnjak za vzpostavitev visoko zmogljivih virtualnih timov, z zelo bogato izobrazbo in poslovnimi izkušnjami.
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