Traditionally, we’ve been taught to avoid discussing feelings in the workplace, but a growing body of research shows that leaders who are transparent about their emotions are more successful in their own work and boost the performance of the people working with them.

Lindy Greer, Sanger faculty director, was interviewed by SmartBrief about her research on emotions at work. Read on to learn exactly why it can be beneficial to show and explain your emotions at work.

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“Communicating about emotions makes leaders seem more human, reduces perceived power distances and makes everyone more productive.”

Lindy GreerSanger Faculty Director, Associate Professor for Management and Organizations, and Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow

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