What is an emotion? Contrary to popular belief, emotions aren’t just the domain of fragile egos or highly sensitive personalities. They’re everywhere around us, all the time—and instead of masking them or fighting them like they’re out to betray us, we can make the most of them through acceptance.
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Our upbringing plays a big role in how we perceive emotions. While we learn which emotion is appropriate in a given situation, we’re also made to believe that emotions directly oppose reason. So how can we get reason and emotion to work together?Lesson 2 • 5mn
After years of fighting our emotions to better fit in at work, many of us have adopted a strategic behavior known as "emotional detachment." The direct result of today's professional model, this response seems to be an ideal solution. But it can also be risky.Lesson 3 • 5mn
Emotional labor has gained considerable importance in the world of work, with emotions being evaluated, standardized and even prescribed. Worse yet, certain injunctions are reinforced depending on an employee’s profession, hierarchical level and gender.Lesson 4 • 5mn