Fri., August 10, 2012 7:40am (EDT)

WORKING: Emotions On The Job
By Joshua Stewart
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Rather than checking emotions at the door when you arrive at work, Brandon Smith says some emotion is useful in the right situations. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/timpatterson/476098132/>Tim Patterson via Flickr</a>.)
Rather than checking emotions at the door when you arrive at work, Brandon Smith says some emotion is useful in the right situations. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Patterson via Flickr.)
Our work is a big part of our day, so it can be emotional sometimes: there’s the triumph of a job well-done; the embarrassment or stress of failure. How much of that emotion is appropriate in the workplace? And where’s the line between appropriate and unprofessional?

Brandon Smith helps highlight that line for us.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at theworkplacetherapist.com. While you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.