Fully Human: 3 Steps to Grow Your Emotional Fitness in Work, Leadership, and Life
Written by Susan Packard
HGTV cofounder Susan Packard launches the next chapter in emotional intelligence (EQ) and shows you how to increase your personal satisfaction and productivity–in work and life–via her three-step path toward EQ Fitness.
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 that
helps you uncover unproductive emotions and dispel them.
The best leaders balance power and grace, and everyone can
effectively use resilience, an 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.