Managing Emotions and Coping in a Context of Work Intensification
Keywords:school leadership, principals' work, work intensification, managing emotions, emotional aspects of leadership
Work intensification has heightened and accelerated the need for Canadian school principals to manage their emotions. This case explores the emotional aspects of contemporary principals’ work and highlights effective coping strategies and approaches leaders can use to manage their emotions. The teaching notes describe several activities that can strengthen leadership capacity and ensure participants engage with the research on emotions and work intensification and connect this research to their practice. Activities include computer and scripted simulations, improvisational role-play activities, and structured reflection.
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