Stress and mental ill health currently costs the UK economy upwards of 30 billion a year. Modern businesses continue to place huge emphasis on technical training, yet a lot of what determines the success or failure of organisations has nothing to do with the sort of hard skills taught at business school; instead, it comes down to the degree of emotional intelligence circulating in the workplace.
This is a book that introduces us to twenty core emotional skills that can help businesses to flourish. They range from giving honest feedback, to accepting that it's OK to fail, to addressing jealousies and insecurities within teams. We learn about how our childhoods continue to have an often unhelpful impact on how we deal with colleagues, and the best ways we might speak so that others will listen.
The book is informed by the practical work that the Learning and Development division of The School of Life carries out, endeavouring to change the culture within organisations around the world through teaching teams the art of emotional intelligence.
Number of Pages: 160
Publication Date: 20 Sep 2018
Publisher: The School of Life Press
Publication City, Country: United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 17.7(H) x 12.8(L)
Reviews"A welcome alternative to business self-help books following the #CrushingIt narrative" - Courier Magazine
Author BiographyAlain de Botton, the founder and Chair of The School of Life, is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a 'philosophy of everyday life.' He's written on love, travel, architecture and literature and his books have been bestsellers in 30 countries.
The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence. It addresses issues such as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one's past, how to achieve calm, and how better to understand and - where necessary - change the world.