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Ep. 144 – Do you hide or guard your emotions at work? Or do you worry about coming across as “too emotional”?

Yes, you might want to bring your whole self to work but you also don’t want to lose credibility by being too emotionally involved or by losing your poise.


In this episode of The Manager Track podcast, I am going to share how you can manage your emotions effectively while being intentional and aware of your impact on others. You will learn where our emotions come from, how to navigate them, what to pay attention to, and the four steps you can take when you notice your emotions at work.


  • Responses to Ramona’s LinkedIn Poll: “At work, it feels best to me to show…”:
    • 14% None of my emotions
    • 75% Some select emotions
    • 11% Most of my emotions
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00:00 Preview
01:37 How you manage your emotions affects your leadership
06:11 LinkedIn Poll: How much of your emotions feel best to show at work?
13:38 Four things to do when you notice your emotions
14:05 #1 – Label It
14:44 #2 – Challenge It
15:43 #3 – Be Curious
17:25 #4 – Be Mindful
18:50 Recap

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