Emotions can sink us, or they can power us like fuel to succeed. Many of us show up for work, and life, feeling lonely even in a room full of people, or bringing unproductive emotions into work, like anger or fear. You don’t have to feel this way. Susan Packard offers an accessible new guidebook to grow your emotional fitness, and it’s arrived just in time, as technology is quickly becoming our main interface for communication. No matter where you are in your career, success is an inside job. Packard lays out how to develop interdependent work relationships, and for leaders, how to build healthy company cultures.
Packard introduces us to successful people, and companies, that are rich with ‘connector’ emotions like hope, empathy and trust-building. She tackles unconventional topics, like how workaholism keeps us emotionally adolescent, and how forgiveness belongs in the workplace too. Packard shares her EQ Fit-catalyzed success at HGTV and the stories of the executives she coaches in mindfulness and other emerging techniques, and she teaches an ‘inside out’ practice of self-discovery, which helps you uncover unproductive emotions, and dispel them.
The best leaders balance power and grace, and everyone can effectively use resiliencean ability to endure tough situations and make tough decisions, and vulnerability, a willingness to open up, change, and admit when we need help. She offers new tools to bring our strongest emotional selves to work each day.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Susan Packard is the cofounder of Scripps Networks Interactive and the former chief operating officer of HGTV, and its second employee. Under Packard's helm, HGTV became one of the fastest-growing cable networks in television history.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Willingness
Chapter 1 What Holds You Back from Trust? 7
Chapter 2 The Daring to Succeed 31
Chapter 3 Why Peace of Mind Matters 49
Chapter 4 Good Job Fit 68
Your Turn: Willingness 91
Part 2 Trust
Chapter 5 Trust in Action 107
Chapter 6 Becoming Chief Trust Ambassadors 129
Chapter 7 My Career Story 149
Your Turn: Trust 165
Part 3 Embracing "We" Principles
Chapter 8 Managing Pride & Ego 177
Chapter 9 We Principles in Action 191
Chapter 10 We Principles & Recovery 205
Your Turn: We Principles 213
Epilogue: Emotionally Fit 218
Appendix A Test Your Emotional Fitness 225
Appendix B Resources 230