Whistle While You Work: Toward a Model of Emotional Self-Leadership

Charles C. Manz, Jeffery D. Houghton, Christopher Neck, Mel Fugate, Craig Pearce

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There has been a growing interest in leader emotion in organizational scholarship. Concomitantly, the body of research on self-leadership continues to expand. Nonetheless, relatively little work has focused on emotional self-leadership. We address this void by exploring intrapersonal and interpersonal aspects of emotional self-leadership and its inherent challenges and opportunities. Specifically, we examine how emotional self-leadership strategies can be used to shape emotional experiences, emotional authenticity, and other work-related outcomes. We offer an emotional self-leadership model, research propositions, and implications for research and practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-386
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Leadership and Organizational Studies
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016


  • emotional authenticity
  • emotional self-leadership
  • leader emotion
  • self-leadership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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