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Fully Human

3 Steps to Grow Your Emotional Fitness in Work, Leadership, and Life
Narrated by: Susan Packard
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Summary

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.

Includes a Bonus PDF of figures and charts. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Susan Packard (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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“Packard offers viable ways to increase ‘emotional fitness’ and create a ‘trust-building’ environment in this useful guide for managers.... This book will be valuable for managers looking for new approaches to building an effective and supportive team.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Good CEOs are, first and foremost, good human beings. Susan illustrates this core truth of leadership in her remarkable book.” (Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever)

“As someone who has researched leaders my whole career, Fully Human adds a critical element to the dialogue on leadership: a practical roadmap for improving self-awareness and curbing ego. It is a must-read for anyone who seeks to be an authentic leader and build a productive and enriching company culture!” (Kim Powell, New York Times best-selling author of The CEO Next Door)

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  • Peggy J Christensen
  • 09-03-19

Misleading content of book before purchase

This book is targeted at individuals age 18 to 30. Author makes references to “don’t wait until you are 39 like I did!!! I’m older than her 39 statement made multiple times, yet I am always trying to better my career and self. Believe it or not individuals over 39 to 69 are still very much engaged in their career. The introduction written in the web site to purchase should make it clear that the author is speaking to individuals under 30. Disappointed I purchased this book.

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  • K. Maki
  • 25-02-19

Inspiring, Relatable and Immediately Actionable

I am in a place of gratitude for all Susan has bared and shared taking us on a journey that brings deep awareness - yet culminates in simple, bite-sized immediate action steps. I especially like the mix of her own life experiences, other people's stories and references to thought-provoking authors - both past and present. Having read Susan's first book, what I find especially inspiring about Fully Human is that you are witnessing parts of her own evolution to becoming Fully Human as a family member, business leader, author and more. It is testament to the title of the book and its key learnings. It's great to see that her career legacy continues to evolve - it certainly didn't end with HGTV. I still remain an avid HGTV viewer and still think of the culture that began it all. Susan was at the forefront then and still is now as she coaches leaders to bring our strongest emotional selves to work (and in all aspects of our life) each day As for the audiobook, I love when an author reads their own work. This helps bring an already relatable book to life - as in talking with a good friend. Here's to chatting with you, Susan!