310: Liz Fosslien on Embracing Emotions at Work


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Liz Fosslien is the Head of Content and Editorial at Humu, a company that uses behavioral science to make work better. She leads interactive scientifically-backed workshops about how to create a culture of belonging to help remote workers avoid burnout, navigate different work styles, and effectively harness emotion as a leader. Her work has been featured by The New York Times, The Economist, and NPR. Liz is the co-author and illustrator of the book, No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work. In this episode, she and Eric dive into the important and fascinating topic of the role of emotions in the workplace. You may think being “cool, calm and collected” at work is the right way to be but after listening to this episode, you will likely think differently.

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In This Interview, Liz Fosslien and I Embracing Emotions at Work and …

  • Her book, No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work.
  • How we underestimate the emotions we bring to work
  • Tools to help with embracing emotions in the workplace
  • How we make really bad decisions when we don’t reference our emotions
  • The danger of being a “feelings fire hose” at work
  • The “Skill Swap” exercise at work
  • The New Rules of Emotion
  • Caring about yourself more than you care about your work
  • Your Support Network and your Challenge Network at work
  • Communicating what you need in the moment to another person
  • Social Distancing
  • Why we lack motivation at work
  • Relevant Emotions vs Irrelevant Emotions

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