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

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'Essential reading.' - Susan Cain, author of QuietNo.1 Wall Street Journal bestsellerUSA Today bestsellerAmazon.com Best Book of the YearEvery day we speak around 16,000 words - but inside our minds we create tens of thousands more. Thoughts such as 'I'm not spending enough time with my children' or 'I'm not good enough to present my work' can seem to be unshakable facts. In reality, they're the judgemental opinions of our inner voice.Drawing on more than twenty years of academic research, consulting, and her own experiences overcoming adversity, Susan David PhD, a psychologist and faculty member at Harvard Medical School, has pioneered a new way to enable us to make peace with our inner self, achieve our most valued goals, make real change, and live life to the fullest.Susan David has found that emotionally agile people experience the same stresses and setbacks as anyone else. The difference is the emotionally agile know how to unhook themselves from unhelpful patterns, and how to create values-based success with better habits and behaviours.Emotional Agility describes a new way of living and relating to yourself and the world around you. Become aware of your true nature, learn to face your emotions with acceptance and generosity, act according to your deepest values, and flourish.'An accessible, reader-friendly voyage. Emotional Agility can be helpful to anyone.' - Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional IntelligenceSusan David has a PhD in psychology and a post-doctorate in emotions research from Yale. She is a psychologist at the Harvard Medical School and a founder and director at the Harvard/McLean-affiliated Institute of Coaching. Susan is the CEO of Evidence Based Psychology, whose worldwide client list includes Ernst and Young Global, the UN Development Program, JP Morgan Chase and GlaxoSmithKline. She has edited a number of books including the Oxford Handbook of Happiness and her research has featured in theHarvard Business Review, TIME and the Wall Street Journal. Born in South Africa, Susan now lives in Boston with her family.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 20mm | 379g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Penguin Life
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241254922
  • 9780241254929
  • 17,373

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At a time when it's more difficult than ever to silence the unending noise that surrounds us, along comes Emotional Agility, a practical, science-backed guide to looking inward and living intentionally. By urging us to work with - not against - our own emotions, Susan David gives us the tools we need to be more adaptable and more resilient, so that we may not only succeed but truly thrive * Arianna Huffington, New York Times-bestselling author of The Sleep Revolution * An accessible, reader-friendly voyage. Emotional Agility can be helpful to anyone. * Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence * In Emotional Agility, Susan David teaches us to understand - and to communicate in - the unspoken language of emotion to better align how we feel with what we do. Drawing on her work as one of our leading researchers on the science of emotions, David writes with authority, compassion and insight. Essential reading. * Susan Cain, author of Quiet * It's one thing to feel an emotion - it's another to gain control over it. Susan David acknowledges the benefits of sadness, anger, guilt, and fear, and then shows us how to make sure they don't take over our lives. This is a self-help book that might actually help. * Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE * One of the keys to a happy life is knowing yourself. In Emotional Agility, Susan David offers us a groundbreaking way to recognize our feelings and understand what they are really telling us. She also gives us the tools we need to avoid emotional ruts that keep us from reaching our bigger goals. This book is a revelation for anyone looking to make lasting change in their life. * Gretchen Rubin, Bestselling Author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project * Susan David is a leading authority on how our thoughts, emotions and motives can empower or derail us. Her work combines compelling research, an engaging style and practical wisdom to show people how to create meaningful change in their lives in order to thrive * Peter Salovey, President of Yale University and originator of the concept of Emotional Intelligence * The wisdom of the author's innovative insights is only made more impressive by its practicality. Her deep understanding of psychology is matched with clear, real-world steps to more effective leadership. * Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008) * In her well-researched and cutting-edge book, ?Susan David shows us the virtue of being both adaptive and decisive, of learning both ?to navigate? and stay the course. At its core, her work is a powerful and persuasive call to embrace change in our everyday lives, along with the very practical roadmap? to make it happen. Emotional Agility is basically the fast-track to fulfilment. * Claire Shipman, co-author of the New York Times bestseller, The Confidence Code * A compelling, inspirational, and original book about how to bring out the best in ourselves. Combining robust science, practical advice, and encouraging wisdom, Emotional Agility is a must-read * Pat Mitchell - Chair, Sundance Institute and Editorial Director, TEDWomen * David proves here that no one trait is more indicative of success than the ability to collaborate gracefully with your own emotions. Learning how is the difference between a fight and a dance! * Marshall Goldsmith, No.1 New York Times bestselling author of Triggers * A compelling, inspirational, and original book about how to bring out the best in ourselves. Combining robust science, practical advice, and encouraging wisdom, Emotional Agility is a must-read. * Pat Mitchell, Board Chair, Sundance Institute and Editorial Director, TEDWomen *show more

About Susan David

Susan David has a PhD in psychology and a post-doctorate in emotions research from Yale. She is a psychologist at the Harvard Medical School and a founder and director at the Harvard/McLean-affiliated Institute of Coaching. Susan is the CEO of Evidence Based Psychology, whose worldwide client list includes Ernst and Young Global, the UN Development Program, JP Morgan Chase and GlaxoSmithKline. She has edited a number of books including the Oxford Handbook of Happiness and her research has featured in the Harvard Business Review, TIME and the Wall Street Journal. Born in South Africa, Susan now lives in Boston with her family.show more

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At a time when it's more difficult than ever to silence the unending noise that surrounds us, along comes Emotional Agility, a practical, science-backed guide to looking inward and living intentionally. By urging us to work with - not against - our own emotions, Susan David gives us the tools we need to be more adaptable and more resilient, s o that we may not only succeed but truly thrive Arianna Huffington, New York Times-bestselling author of The Sleep Revolutionshow more

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