Susan David holds a PhD in the psychology of emotions and is a psychologist at Harvard Medical School. She’s also a leading management thinking, applying her knowledge as a speaker and advisor for major organizations including the UN, Google, Microsoft, and WEF. Her TED talk ‘The gift and power of emotional courage’ has over 7 million views and definitely worth a watch.
In Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life, Susan teaches how you can cope with stress and setbacks by gaining critical insight into your feelings, then using this knowledge to bring the best of yourself forward. Emotional agility is a process that enables us to navigate life’s twists and turns with self-acceptance, clear-sightedness, and an open mind. The process isn’t about ignoring difficult emotions and thoughts. It’s about holding those emotions and thoughts loosely, facing them courageously and compassionately, and then moving past them to ignite change in your life. Emotional Agility was a #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller and Harvard Business Review declared it the Management Idea of the Year.