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Transform Your Workplace

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Dec 1, 2021

Dive deep into a transformative discussion of emotions with Karla McLaren — author, researcher, and workplace consultant. In this episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, Brandon Laws interviews Karla about her lifelong research focusing on emotions in the workplace. Listen and learn how leaders can foster emotional intelligence, strong communication, and empathy in the workplace.


  • Employee motivation hinges on their sense of autonomy within the organization.
  • It is common for workplaces to hinder discussion of emotion despite the immense need for open dialogue.
  • Each emotion has a specific purpose in cognition, decision-making, and action.
  • The emotions that drain us do so for a purpose: so that we’ll pay attention to them and ask ourselves what's wrong.
  • You can have emotional skills that are focused on yourself, but empathy is where you bring your emotional skills out into the world.


Karla McLaren has spent her career delving into the undeniable power of emotions. An accomplished author, researcher, and consultant, Karla is passionate about teaching leaders to “revalue” their emotions to create effective communication and deeper empathy in the workplace. Her latest book, The Power of Emotions at Work: Accessing the Vital Intelligence in Your Workplace, is available wherever books are sold.


🔊 Podcast: Transform Your Workplace, sponsored by Xenium HR

🎙️ Host: Brandon Laws

📋 In his own words: “The Transform Your Workplace podcast is your go-to source for the latest workplace trends, big ideas, and time-tested methods straight from the mouths of industry experts and respected thought-leaders.”