WHAT I’VE BEEN READING: No Hard Feelings by Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy

This book is so much fun to read, not least because of the clever cartoons interspersed throughout to illustrate various points. It’s a very clear, common sense approach to working with emotions in the workplace. The chapters cover the topics of health, motivation, decision making, teams, communication, culture and leadership. While the book does reference many academic sources, it is frequently written from the personal perspectives of the two authors. They clearly have a good sense of humour and I have a feeling they would both be fun to work with! The book concludes with the New Rules of Emotion at Work, a “how to” list of ways to implement your learnings in your work so that you can, as the authors say, “bring your best self to work”. Where ever you work, at whatever level in the hierarchy, this book has practical and entertaining advice for bringing your emotions to work and harnessing them in healthy and productive ways.

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