How I dealt with workplace emotions: 5 women share their stories

The acceptability of showing emotion at work continues to be the subject of fierce debate. Some studies claim that wearing your heart on your sleeve is a sure-fire route to career ruin; others insist that expressing a ‘softer side’ can propel you up the ladder.

Whichever way you’re swayed, your world of work is every bit as likely as your personal life to serve up a gamut of emotions through which you must navigate. And having the emotional intelligence (or EQ) to navigate those less than positive feelings is crucial - not only for career success, but also your own...

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