Emotional Agility

By Susan David,

Book cover of Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life

Book description

Perfect for lovers of Quiet and The Power of Now, Emotional Agility shares a new way of relating to yourself and the world around you

Every day we speak around 16,000 words - but inside minds we create tens of thousands more.

Thoughts such as 'I'm not spending enough time…

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2 authors picked Emotional Agility as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Susan David coined the term emotional agility to help crystallize the importance in today’s world of emotional regulation and the cognitive agility it affords. In the face of constant change, being able to learn from – but not be held hostage by – our emotions affords us a competitive advantage and will advance our well-being. 

I’ve been fortunate to know and learn from David over the years. Her insights unlock our hearts and minds to truths otherwise hard to face. Her prose is emotive and her stories are well-chosen. The book is full of essential lessons for today’s worker.

I met Susan while doing an Exec Leadership Program with McKinsey and her talk and this book have been pivotal in helping me navigate how I respond to challenges within the workplace. Despite our best intentions, sometimes things go awry, and our emotions can flood us in these moments rendering us ineffective. This book helped me to learn that our emotions are data not direction, and the practical techniques to use to not just learn to live with these emotions, but rather to learn from them. It has made me more resilient as a leader, buffering the challenges by learning…

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