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Managing emotions as a leader

Watch this video on how to Managing emotions as a leader

As you watch this video on how to manage your own emotions as a leader, reflect on situations where you have either seen others managing their own emotional state well, or the opposite, where someone’s failure to manage their own emotional state has negatively impacted on a professional outcome.

The final piece of advice provided earlier on strategies was that “close, personal relationships with your former peers are no longer appropriate”.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree that close relationships can not continue with former friends if you are elevated to a position of leadership over them?

University of Southern Queensland, Upskill. (2019, February 3). Transition from Friend to Leader – Managing Emotions [Video file]. Retrieved from
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