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How to manage the emotional toll of being a leader


by Victoria Stokes
13th Dec 2022
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Effective leaders have always managed the emotions they display at work. They project optimism and confidence to inspire their teams. Research shows this ‘emotional labour’ has increased dramatically over the last few years and it needs to be recognised by organisations and individuals to prevent burnout. We ask an Irish expert what leaders can do to help themselves.

Game face activated. It’s the start of a working day and you transform instantly into leader mode. You exude confidence, optimism and professionalism and do everything in your power to maintain the trust of your employees – even though you aren’t feeling your best. When challenges arise, like a change in strategic direction that you can’t get on board with or news of impending layoffs, you don’t lose composure. You push away those niggling feelings...

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