Emotional agility is a four-step approach that allows everyone from business leaders to parents to navigate life’s twists and turns with self-acceptance, clear-sightedness, and an open mind. In over twenty years of research, Susan David has found that, no matter how intelligent, resilient, or creative people are, when they ignore how situations or interactions make them feel, they miss opportunities to gain insight. They get hooked by thoughts, emotions, and habits that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Emotionally agile people experience the same stresses and setbacks as anyone else, but they know how to adapt, aligning their actions with their values and making small changes that lead to a life of growth.
Drawing on her extensive professional research, international consulting work, and her own experiences with hardship, David shows how anyone can become more emotionally agile and thrive in an uncertain world. Written with authority, wit, and empathy, Emotional Agility will help you live your most successful life whoever you are and whatever you face.