No Hard Feelings
A visual exploration of how to embrace emotion at work and become more authentic and fulfilled while staying professional.When it comes to emotions at work, there's rarely a happy medium. In some offices, your boss might send snaps of her weekend getaway in Vegas, or your coworker might send twenty texts about how Susan ate his clearly labeled lunch...again. Other offices are buttoned-up emotional deserts, where crying is only allowed in the bathroom and you suspect your coworkers might be robots. Either extreme hurts employee health and productivity. Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy take a charming and deeply researched look at how emotions affect our professional lives and how we can navigate emotions at work. The modern workplace can be an emotional minefield (Do I shake my boss's hand or give her a hug? Did I forget to mute my phone on the conference call?) filled with unwritten rules. As our jobs become more collaborative, complex, and stressful, effectively embracing emotion is more important than ever.The book combines practical advice and scientific research to give you the tools you need. A sample:  *  Forget "unemotional" decisions; there are none. In fact, rational decisions require you to acknowledge and examine your emotions. For instance, fear often indicates anticipated future regret.   *  Real, valuable feedback is not going to feel like a gift. Realize that negative feedback often means the criticizer cares about helping you improve and is willing to bear the awkwardness of a difficult conversation.  *  Stop letting someone else's bad mood ruin your day. Emotions are viral-- we catch the feelings of those around us. If you're stuck next to a constant complainer, mentally remove yourself from the situation.  *  Learn to communicate and interpret digital messages. That "totally normal" email you sent may be seen as hostile because you didn't explicitly state your positive emotions (e.g., "I love what you did here!").Thanks to Fosslien's sharply funny two-color illustrations, No Hard Feelings is a romp through behavioral economics, psychology, and organizational design.

No Hard Feelings Details

TitleNo Hard Feelings
Author
ReleaseFeb 5th, 2019
PublisherPortfolio
Rating
GenreBusiness, Nonfiction, Self Help, Leadership, Personal Development

No Hard Feelings Review

  • Ashley Lucht
    January 1, 1970
    Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy courageously acknowledge how our human emotions don’t just fade away once we pull into our workplace parking lots, and then take it a step further to address, “What happens then?!”“No Hard Feelings,” is an insightful, witty, and relatable read, providing useful tools and tactics that anyone could implement for managing emotions at work. Additionally, the illustrations are incredibly accurate depictions of some of the most common, real-world, sticky situations a Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy courageously acknowledge how our human emotions don’t just fade away once we pull into our workplace parking lots, and then take it a step further to address, “What happens then?!”“No Hard Feelings,” is an insightful, witty, and relatable read, providing useful tools and tactics that anyone could implement for managing emotions at work. Additionally, the illustrations are incredibly accurate depictions of some of the most common, real-world, sticky situations and keep you smiling through each chapter! A must read for anyone in the workplace and a great gift for teams looking to connect in more meaningful and effective ways.
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  • Rikki
    January 1, 1970
    This was a surprisingly enjoyable read and I plowed through it in one day. The illustrations are fun, and throughout the book I had moments of "oh, they really 'get' me." I'm on the "open book" side of emotional and struggle with how to harness and balance that at work. As I prepare to move to a new team soon, I've been thinking about how I will fit in and adapt to the new dynamics. This book was well-timed and offered lots of practical suggestions for better navigating the workplace as an empat This was a surprisingly enjoyable read and I plowed through it in one day. The illustrations are fun, and throughout the book I had moments of "oh, they really 'get' me." I'm on the "open book" side of emotional and struggle with how to harness and balance that at work. As I prepare to move to a new team soon, I've been thinking about how I will fit in and adapt to the new dynamics. This book was well-timed and offered lots of practical suggestions for better navigating the workplace as an empathetic, passionate introvert in tech who has been struggling with burn out.
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  • Kari Kirfman
    January 1, 1970
    MotivationalInitially, I bought this book because I really loved Liz and Mollies Instagram comics. I also loved that they referenced Radical Candor as that book changed the way I look at work. I really feel that this book was the companion I needed for Radical Candor to help me understand how others are feeling and how I might help in tense situations. I'll definitely read this one again!
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  • Liz Fosslien
    January 1, 1970
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