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#1 Wall Street Journal Best Seller
USA Today Best Seller
Amazon Best Book of the Year
TED Talk sensation - over 3 million views!

The counterintuitive approach to achieving your true potential, heralded by the Harvard Business Review as a groundbreaking idea of the year.

 
The path to personal and professional fulfillment is rarely straight. Ask anyone who has achieved his or her biggest goals or whose relationships thrive and you’ll hear stories of many unexpected detours along the way. What separates those who master these challenges and those who get derailed? The answer is agility—emotional agility.

Emotional agility is a revolutionary, science-based approach that allows us to navigate life’s twists and turns with self-acceptance, clear-sightedness, and an open mind. Renowned psychologist Susan David developed this concept after studying emotions, happiness, and achievement for more than twenty years. She found that no matter how intelligent or creative people are, or what type of personality they have, it is how they navigate their inner world—their thoughts, feelings, and self-talk—that ultimately determines how successful they will become.

The way we respond to these internal experiences drives our actions, careers, relationships, happiness, health—everything that matters in our lives. As humans, we are all prone to common hooks—things like self-doubt, shame, sadness, fear, or anger—that can too easily steer us in the wrong direction. Emotionally agile people are not immune to stresses and setbacks. The key difference is that they know how to adapt, aligning their actions with their values and making small but powerful changes that lead to a lifetime of growth. Emotional agility is not about ignoring difficult emotions and thoughts; it’s about holding them loosely, facing them courageously and compassionately, and then moving past them to bring the best of yourself forward.

Drawing on her deep research, decades of international consulting, and her own experience overcoming adversity after losing her father at a young age, David shows how anyone can thrive in an uncertain world by becoming more emotionally agile. To guide us, she shares four key concepts that allow us to acknowledge uncomfortable experiences while simultaneously detaching from them, thereby allowing us to embrace our core values and adjust our actions so they can move us where we truly want to go.

Written with authority, wit, and empathy, Emotional Agility serves as a road map for real behavioral change—a new way of acting that will help you reach your full potential, whoever you are and whatever you face.

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Strategy + Business - Best Leadership Books of 2017

Winner of the 2017 Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award

Winner of the 2016 Books for a Better Life Award in Psychology

Axiom Business Book Awards Medalist

800-CEOREAD Editors'' Choice

Forbes.com Recommended Books for Creative Leaders

Facebook #ReadtoLead Selection

LinkedIn''s 12 Books on Leadership to Read in 2017

Success''s 71 of 2016’s Best Books to Make You Successful

Business Insider''s 8 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2017

2017 Thinkers50 Radar List 


“A powerful book on embracing your core values, being more decisive, and committing to meaningful change.”
–Forbes.com
 
“Harvard’s Susan David—a psychologist, coach, and consultant—presents evidence that people need to understand and work with their negative emotions while not letting old patterns dominate their lives.”
BizEd magazine
 
Emotional Agility is filled with advice on how to live in the moment, cultivate a healthy awareness of your emotions, learn to identify what those emotions are telling you, respond to your feelings in ways that will serve you, and recognize your inherent values and goals — not only in your personal life, but also in relationships, in the workplace, and as a parent.”
–Bustle
 
“Emotional agility is a science-based approach that allows one to navigate life’s twists and turns, stresses and setbacks with self-acceptance, clear-sightedness, and an open mind.”
–Worcester Magazine

“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, New York Times-bestselling author of Originals

“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. Essential reading.”
—Susan Cain, New York Times-bestselling author of Quiet
 
“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 fulfillment.”
—Claire Shipman, New York Times-bestselling coauthor of The Confidence Code
 
“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, Yale University
 
“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 gives us the tools we need to avoid the 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, New York Times-bestselling author of The Happiness Project
 
“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, 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand
 
“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, 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
 
“An accessible, reader-friendly voyage. Emotional Agility can be helpful to anyone.”
—Daniel Goleman, New York Times-bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence

“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

“Susan David''s  Emotional Agility provides fresh strategies in harnessing creativity, teamwork and growth. These components can be key in making any organization a great place to work!”
Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc.

About the Author

Susan David, Ph.D., is a psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School; cofounder and codirector of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital; and CEO of Evidence Based Psychology, a boutique business consultancy. An in-demand speaker and advisor, David has worked with the senior leadership of hundreds of major organizations, including the United Nations, Ernst & Young, and the World Economic Forum. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including  Harvard Business ReviewTime, Fast Company, and  The Wall Street Journal. Originally from South Africa, she lives outside Boston with her family.

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sqwirk
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Explains the "why" but could go deeper on the "how"
Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2016
I wanted to love this book, but I only just liked it. I got some good pieces of information out of it, but nothing too revolutionary. The biggest takeaway is something I knew already but something that was good to read in the way the author presented it, and that''s the fact... See more
I wanted to love this book, but I only just liked it. I got some good pieces of information out of it, but nothing too revolutionary. The biggest takeaway is something I knew already but something that was good to read in the way the author presented it, and that''s the fact that negative emotions aren''t bad to have. You can learn from them and use them to guide you to living a life that''s more in tune with your values and soon you''ll feel less negative emotions once you''re operating all on the same frequency with yourself. I wanted this book to go deeper, though. I felt the explanations of how to do something, how to help yourself really get unstuck, stopped short.

An issue I personally have is knowing what my values are...I just simply don''t know them. It would have been nice if this book gave a bit more detail as to how one might be able to figure out their values, besides trial and error and listening to their emotional feedback. I value things but don''t act on them, and I''m not sure if those are still things I actually value. Maybe they''re just things I''d like to value, but it''d take a super big change in character for me to act on those values and I''m not sure how to do that (this book didn''t help with that). Since I''m focused on those as my values, I''m ignoring whatever the hell my real values are. But without those values in place, I don''t know what I''m left with. Maybe I''m a terrible person who doesn''t value much? Who knows, I don''t.

Labeling emotions was a helpful exercise that I took away from this book; it''s good to not place blame or judgment with how you feel and let things just *be* what they are without trying to force them into something else. That said, I read this book because I know changes need to happen in my life and while I''m not going to try to force those changes, I''m still not 100% sure how to solidly guide myself into those changes. I''m well-versed with mindfulness and I know that a big element of suffering is our human tendency to attach expectations to things, and letting go of those expectations is important. Emotional Agility touches upon this, but I felt the author could again go further in explaining how one can let go. There can be a lot of emotional trauma and history that leads one to hold onto something for dear life, even if it''s hurting them to do so and they''re aware of that (such as a past love that has no chance of being mended back into a relationship). But just being able to let go doesn''t magically happen when you know that you should do it and why you should it (but oh, how I wish that were all it took).

If a workbook based on this book was released, that would probably be extremely helpful for people, such as myself, who are still feeling stuck. I know the actions to take but I''m still weary on how to take those actions. Even if I know what step one is, I might not know how to get to step one or act upon my motivation to get myself there. There''s a missing link, a disconnect, between where I''m currently at and how to start with what I want to change and embrace to ease my daily suffering with things. This is most likely my fault, not the author''s fault, but if the author was willing to put together a workbook to expand on this book, I would surely purchase it. Something to get the ball rolling and help me build up the momentum of being able to get unstuck.

This book has great ideas in it, it makes sense, it just didn''t get me in a position where I could do something with that information. Still a good read, and I recommend it for anywhere looking for a place to start if they''re feeling like the world is against them and they can''t keep their head above water.
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Ed Nottingham
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Want to move from "rigidity to agility?" Read this book!
Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2017
During a 25+-year career in clinical psychology, I emphasized the role of belief systems, attitudes, and thinking how this was foundational in overcoming undesirable emotional and behavior problems. When I moved from clinical practice to the corporate world in 2003, I... See more
During a 25+-year career in clinical psychology, I emphasized the role of belief systems, attitudes, and thinking how this was foundational in overcoming undesirable emotional and behavior problems. When I moved from clinical practice to the corporate world in 2003, I focused on helping leaders become exceptional leaders and leader coaches. In the corporate world much of my focus has ben on the role of attitude.

How does that history relate to Dr. David’s outstanding book “Emotional Agility?” Too often people would ask if this approach was just “positive thinking.” Or, they would say “… but I’ll never be a positive thinker!”

I immediately fell in love with “Emotional Agility” when in the first chapter I read quotes from Dr. Victor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” and then on page 10, “Those that tout positive thinking are particularly off base.” Developing “emotional agility,” overcoming problems, and more importantly living a rich and fulfilling life is NOT about positive thinking but more about realistic, healthy thinking. Unlike many books, Dr. David offers specific and straightforward steps to build emotional agility based on “showing up, stepping out, walking your why, moving on, and thriving.”

Another positive “hook” for me was her encouragement for people to accept and learn from ALL emotions including “bad” emotions such as anger. Being open to such emotions can not only help us learn from them but perhaps more importantly can give direction to move from these to other emotions that can have more positive impact. She also emphasizes that there is a “right amount of stress” (p. 180) since too often people think “I shouldn’t be feeling this way …” rather than recognizing that certain “negative emotions” can in fact help reach optimal performance.

Throughout her book there are boxes with important additional information and helpful tips (e.g., page 93 offers suggestions writing and emotional processing) that make this book even more valuable.

Even though I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses on similar content, have written a self-help book related to the role of thinking, have practiced cognitive-behavior therapy for over 25 years, and more, I found this book to be personally extremely beneficial and provided me with new insights and steps to help me be emotionally agile! For me, that is the strongest endorsement of a book.

Ed Nottingham, PhD, PCC
Consulting & Clinical Psychologist
Author, It''s Not As Bad As It Seems
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William
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I''m On My Second Read!
Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2017
I''m on my second read. Why? Because the content has become life-changing! I''ve read so many self-help books, and now I know why they didn''t work. They caused me to beat myself up. Instead Dr. David shares in "Emotional Agility" how to find your values and create... See more
I''m on my second read. Why? Because the content has become life-changing! I''ve read so many self-help books, and now I know why they didn''t work. They caused me to beat myself up. Instead Dr. David shares in "Emotional Agility" how to find your values and create "Self-compassion". And, I suggest the Amazon Audible Edition. Why? Because it''s read by Susan herself and there is an emotion and emphasis that made me feel she was having a personal conversation with me. And I love her accent. Fasten your seat-belt!
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The message in this book is valuable to everyone.
Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2018
In my opinion EVERY person would benefit from reading this book. We all have inaccurate, negative self-talk that we habitually hang onto and so strongly believe; that it limits us from honestly, and clearly seeing and experiencing ourselves, others (more often the... See more
In my opinion EVERY person would benefit from reading this book.
We all have inaccurate, negative self-talk that we habitually hang onto and so strongly believe; that it limits us from honestly, and clearly seeing and experiencing ourselves, others (more often the people closest to us)and events everyday. I refer to portions of this book almost daily, to remind me how to better act and react to people and life. My wife also read it. The result of both of us having read the book is that we are now able to have better discussions, rather than reactive arguments, like we would have in the past. The first two chapters of the book are what "hooked" me, I could relate to what Susan David brought to light. In fact I will re-read those two chapters for a quick reset - because the negative self talk doesn''t completely go away. It is a reset, because I am so much more in-tune with myself, that with the quick reminder I able to self-correct and get on a more productive mental track.
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M.M.
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Don''t Waste Your Money
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2020
I had high hopes for this book. But, despite all the rave reviews, it''s a herculean load of psychobabble. Read the Harvard Business Review article on which the book is based - " Emotional Agility" by Susan David and Christina Congleton (it''s on line) - and see if YOU... See more
I had high hopes for this book. But, despite all the rave reviews, it''s a herculean load of psychobabble. Read the Harvard Business Review article on which the book is based - " Emotional Agility" by Susan David and Christina Congleton (it''s on line) - and see if YOU think it''s worth your time ... and your $20.34.
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GB
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Pop Psychology
Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2018
Too many sentimental stories and not enough scientific data to support the simplistic stories. Don''t waste your time on another pop psychology feel good book, too much sugar and not enough substance. She uses a clever hook to capture your attention but fails to keep one''s... See more
Too many sentimental stories and not enough scientific data to support the simplistic stories. Don''t waste your time on another pop psychology feel good book, too much sugar and not enough substance. She uses a clever hook to capture your attention but fails to keep one''s interest on many levels.
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Joel
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Scattered and tedious
Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2019
I could only force myself to get to page 68 of this book before giving up. The author writes in such a scattered, unstructured way, that I actually had to flip back to the cover to try to remind myself of what the book was actually supposed to be about! Happiness? Emotional... See more
I could only force myself to get to page 68 of this book before giving up. The author writes in such a scattered, unstructured way, that I actually had to flip back to the cover to try to remind myself of what the book was actually supposed to be about! Happiness? Emotional intelligence? Negativity? Positivity? Who knows - you’ll cycle back and forth between all of them - sometimes in the same paragraph and still wonder what point the author is trying to get to - but never seems to. If you are looking for actionable information to improve in this area, you won’t find it in this book.
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J. Fernandez
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Every chapter has worthwhile content
Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2017
I checked the audio book out of my local library and by chapter 4 I had purchased the book. I have read - I kid you not - dozens of self-help books. The majority of them are poor. They have one small idea they could cover in 5 pages and then add 200 pages of filler. Often... See more
I checked the audio book out of my local library and by chapter 4 I had purchased the book. I have read - I kid you not - dozens of self-help books. The majority of them are poor. They have one small idea they could cover in 5 pages and then add 200 pages of filler. Often that core idea is rather simplistic. "Believe in yourself!" Sure, ok, done. Very helpful. Some books have a much greater impact and become a classic in the genre, like Getting Things Done and The 7 Habits {...}. This book deserves to be a classic. There is not a single chapter in this book I would cut. Each held a new revelation for me.

Susan borrows heavily from other self-help books and principles. She doesn''t hide it (unlike some other books I''ve read) and attributes faithfully, but she also does more than just quote. She explains how the other author''s concept lines up with her own ideas, and in some cases made me think about the original concept in a new way.

One should not shortchange her own ideas either, for to be sure, there are lots of clever bits in here I had not experienced anywhere else. This book is one of the few non-religious uplifting self-help books which actually, surprisingly, helps.
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SpoilThatSong
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Fantastic Book For Those Who Struggle With Anxiety
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 14, 2018
I actually ordered this book a while ago, but just completed my second read-through and felt compelled to leave a review. After listening to Susan David on a podcast, I became interested in her stance on how we deal with our feelings and decided to buy this book. It is all...See more
I actually ordered this book a while ago, but just completed my second read-through and felt compelled to leave a review. After listening to Susan David on a podcast, I became interested in her stance on how we deal with our feelings and decided to buy this book. It is all about our relationship with our feelings and how we need to change how we respond to our feelings so that we are able to make the choices that benefit us. The main message is that we should treat our feelings as a compass that guides us, informing us of our core values which we need to adhere to. I''m always sceptical when it comes to self-help books, but this one doesn''t paint an unrealistically positive picture of what it''s like to be in control of our emotions. The fact that it acknowledges difficult emotions playing just as important a role as positive emotions is a welcoming (and, to me, accurate) message. It really is a incredibly well-written book with a good balance of anecdotal evidence combined with peer-reviewed studies. The writing is clear and extremely well-structured, and has some much appreciated references and humour to go alongside with important lessons. Susan goes into a decent amount of detail about the studies without it becoming too academic, but it is reassuring to know that there is evidence beyond the anecdotal. The only reason I gave it four stars is because, although the messages all capture the truth, I felt there weren''t enough suggestions of practical exercises to help consolidate some of the messages. In the middle of the book, were some great recommendations about the benefits of journalling and meditating. However, I felt that towards the end it began falling into the trap of simply saying how you should be thinking without telling you how you can move towards the goal. Perhaps she wants to leave it to the reader to figure out, but I would have appreciated a few more clear recommendations of what we could do. Overall, extremely insightful and relevant book that anyone struggling with their anxiety/identity should read. It''s a book that has definitely influenced me in a positive way. Over time, I hope to really take emotional agility to heart and more fully embrace all the struggles and successes of life.
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Victor
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I really wanted to like this book but...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 22, 2021
... I decided to stop reading after chapter four. I feel sad about this because I had high expectations of the content. The title captured me from the moment I saw it. The first chapter kept me reading because I could relate to the messages that promised to be the essence...See more
... I decided to stop reading after chapter four. I feel sad about this because I had high expectations of the content. The title captured me from the moment I saw it. The first chapter kept me reading because I could relate to the messages that promised to be the essence of this book. And I sorely want to expand my arsenal of methods for increasing my emotional agility. However, the more I kept reading the more confused I felt. I tried listening to the Audible version to see whether that would help, as sometimes a good narrator can draw out key insights by emphasis. That didn''t work either. In fact, it added to my confusion. I am NOT saying that the concepts in this book are bad. They are backed by research and I was familiar with many of them from prior reading. I AM saying is that I disliked the presentation. The key messages are helpful but packaged in a way that I did not find conceptually satisfying. Maybe I''m just picky, or maybe my expectations have been set really high by other works (see my later recommendations). Let me illustrate what I mean by the packaging being unsatisfying. This book has a multitude of analogies and references to pop culture (movies and the like) but the narrative often jumps from one analogy to another with wild abandon. I like a powerful analogy that provides a means to understand a new or difficult concept, but the overuse of analogy is troubling because an analogy is not reality, only a pointer to a deeper truth. Too much analogy and I only get a glimpse in the direction of truth, not the truth itself. Analogy can be used to mask fluffy thinking. The same with concepts. I think there were too many, too close together. As an example, I found myself nodding along to "Thinking, Fast and Slow" because Type I and Type II thinking helps make sense of the world. Even without Kahnemann''s prize-winning research, I intuitively sense it to be true. But "Emotional Agility" seems to bombard me with endless lists of important concepts with the effect that I get the sense that the author knows a lot about emotional rigidity, yet can''t give me powerful tools or methods to deal with that rigidity and transform it into agility. In short, the author comes across as a subject matter expert but what''s missing is that spark of life that tells me that she is a good personal guide to transformation, not just an expert who knows a lot. There''s too much theory and not enough practice, at least in the first four chapters of the book. I couldn''t bear to stay with the book beyond that. Your mileage may vary. Let me close this review by recommending alternatives. These are books that set the bar really high, and I believe they explore concepts and convey practical methods that are fundamental to emotional agility. ** Big Magic (Elizabeth Gilbert) - When it comes to understanding the emotional difficulties associated with creativity, I think Big Magic is pure magic. Elizabeth Gilbert, of Eat Pray Love fame, has somehow bottled the essence of what it takes to create stuff and keep going beyond the inevitable emotional setbacks that accompany a creative life. Highly recommended for writers and other creative types. ** Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life (Marshall Rosenberg) - Having tried NVC (Nonviolent Communication) for five years, I now cannot imagine life without it. It has literally transformed the way I approach relationships at home and at work. I have defused arguments at work, vastly improved my marriage, empathized with my children to help them move through difficult times in their lives, and really started to connect with people around me. ** The Courage to be Happy: True Contentment Is In Your Power (Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga) - A self help book laid out in the form of a dialogue between a young man and a philosopher. The amazing thing about this book is that it turns the somewhat inaccessible theories of 20th century philosopher Alfred Adler, into a fictional work that comes alive and stays with the reader. I marvel at the simplicity of looking at life through the three basic tasks of work, friendship, and love. While being happy is simple, it does indeed take courage.
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N Moore
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Phenomenal.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 26, 2016
I''ve just finished this book. What an incredible piece of work. Incredible. I''m a Conference Producer and a Business Coach by trade so psychology is very much part of my everyday job. What is so unique about this book is that it literally applies to every single human being...See more
I''ve just finished this book. What an incredible piece of work. Incredible. I''m a Conference Producer and a Business Coach by trade so psychology is very much part of my everyday job. What is so unique about this book is that it literally applies to every single human being in the world. Susan has written a masterpiece here. It is so easy to read, the tone is friendly, her writing style is clear and concise but it''s the journey it takes you through that is so impressive. In the book you learn all about how to unhook yourself from the impulses that can cause us to make the wrong decisions, act in the wrong way or say the wrong things. The book is full of references to behavioural research to prove that what Susan is writing is very much based on fact and not fiction. There are also lots and lots of simple, pragmatic, everyday techniques that you can apply to yourself (or to your team if you are a leader in business). I personally don''t see this book as a self-help book. It goes way, way beyond that. The applications are immense and profound. I have already started using what I have learned from it in my job as a business coach. Very happy to leave a positive review for this brilliant book. Well done Susan.
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The most compassionate book I''ve ever read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 28, 2017
This book is transformative. At the most affluent and safe time in history, it is striking that so many of us find ourselves trying to seek self-help books. We all want to be happy. This book builds on scientific arguments (evolution, empirical psychology) to cut through...See more
This book is transformative. At the most affluent and safe time in history, it is striking that so many of us find ourselves trying to seek self-help books. We all want to be happy. This book builds on scientific arguments (evolution, empirical psychology) to cut through this idea. It tells us of the value of so called negative emotions. It is the most compassionate book I''ve ever read. Imagine that little child, you, struggling at some point. You''d hug that child, right?! Now imagine yourself the adult struggling to get promoted or with relationships, different gut response, right? Make sure to hug yourself in the present too. Write a letter to your future self. Write whatever is on your mind for 15 minutes everyday, practice mindfulness, rediscover the smells, sounds and tastes you forgot about. It''s the little things that matter. This book also has amazing tips for parents. Lastly, woven through it is the heart-warming and thoroughly inspiring story of a great woman, Susan David, growing up in Apartheid, embracing many difficulties, and becoming the author of this book; my favourite book of 2017!
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Not the best or better on the topic of EI
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 12, 2021
This book wasn’t easy to read, I struggled to get into it and had to jump chapters, why? Because of the author’s writing style, though simple, it wasn’t chronological neither did it flow. Her message and “help” were scattered all over the place with no proper structure, it...See more
This book wasn’t easy to read, I struggled to get into it and had to jump chapters, why? Because of the author’s writing style, though simple, it wasn’t chronological neither did it flow. Her message and “help” were scattered all over the place with no proper structure, it was like a jigsaw. While it was useful having different research pieces back her statements, I felt the book was centred more on research than what the title promised. The conclusion was the best chapter as it summarised the author’s intention for the book unfortunately, it had no substance.
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