HumanForce: The power of emotions in a changing workplace

HumanForce: The power of emotions in a changing workplace

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The world of work is changing faster than ever. Record numbers of employees are quitting their jobs. When asked why, the overwhelming response is they want something more from the workplace: they want emotional connection.

HumanForce argues that emotions can in fact be one of our most valuable assets in fast-paced and challenging workplaces, and a driving force behind high performance. If you and your business are to adapt, read this book to learn how to:

Understand and engage intelligently with your own emotions to build resilience and be your best self at work
Lead with increased emotional intelligence to build engaged and motivated teams that thrive in change and challenge
Maintain supportive connections across hybrid and remote teams
Build positive cultures of belonging, care and recognition that bring out the best in your people

Author Natalie Boudou is an Executive Coach, TEDx speaker and the CEO of HumanForce. She helps leaders and teams at multinational and Fortune 500 organisations – including Amazon, Unilever and the UN – work with their emotions to build healthy and resilient cultures that drive performance.

More about the book

6 in 10 employees feel they can’t express emotions at work – it’s time for leaders to tackle the stigma of being overly emotional in the workplace to create a more mentally healthy, inclusive and connected culture
Empathy is one of the top traits Gen Z employees expect from leaders – emotional connection and support from leaders are vital to attract and retain the next wave of workers
Emotional openness is key to navigating change in a post-pandemic workplace – helping leaders to work through challenges like remote working, technological advancement, rising staff loneliness and chronic stress
Packed with practical tips and strategies to work with rather than against your emotions  from enhancing EQ to embracing vulnerability, dealing with conflict and handling challenging conversations
Features the latest academic research and case studies into the power of emotions
Written by Executive Coach and CEO of HumanForce Natalie Boudou – who helps leaders and teams at multinational and Fortune 500 organisations – including Amazon, Unilever and the UN – develop their emotional intelligence to grow resilient and engaged cultures.

Showing emotions at work is notoriously seen as ‘weak’ or ‘unprofessional’. But the pandemic threw this outdated view into sharp relief – revealing the need for human connection, in order for staff to feel supported, psychologically safe and valued in a constantly changing and uncertain workplace.

New book, HumanForce, is the ultimate guide to harnessing the power of emotions at work. Grounded in the latest academic research, this book reveals why leaders must grow their emotional intelligence to boost productivity, retain top talent, and ensure healthy and thriving teams.

 ‘A strategy of greater emotional openness is key to successful leadership’

Packed with practical tools, tips and strategies, this book helps leaders to unlock their emotional openness – from embracing vulnerability to overcoming fear of change, practicing empathy to avoiding toxic positivity, actively listening to staff to handling office conflict.

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