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Playful Leadership: The Art and Science of Emotions



Portia Tung explores the role of emotions and how they are made, showing the way towards authentic leadership through greater emotional intelligence.


Portia Tung is a Personal and Executive coach, Agile coach and play researcher creating transformative change in a range of organizations including the Prime Minister’s Office, the NHS, British Airways and global financial institutions. Portia is the author of The Dream Team Nightmare.

About the conference

Aginext is for advanced agilists. That means we need to listen to feedback and be eager to adapt to change. The COVID-19 pandemic makes our conference untenable in its existing co-located form. After careful consideration and collaboration with our team, our brilliant speakers, and our venue, we are moving the 2020 Aginext Conference Online.

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Mar 26, 2020

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    by McKay Graybill,

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    I have experienced some measure of Alexithymia and have needed to find those building blocks or some orientation and vocabulary in order to understand, manage, and appreciate my own emotions. There was a time that I would have glanced at this type of training and brushed it off as fluff and a waste of time, but now I recognize these types of principles as crucial to our own happiness and lives, especially in the times and social environment in which we live. Having a close friend or companion can help with that developing emotional intelligence, provided they are in a position to be of real help.

    There is more that could be delved into here, especially concerning beliefs and channeling emotion, for instance. But given the time constraints and the setting I thought it very relevant, helpful, and well done.

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