Explore new ways of thinking with our series of books from renowned publisher The School of Life
This book is a collection of The School of Life’s most essential lessons, delivered with directness and humanity, covering topics from love to career, childhood trauma to loneliness. To read this book is to be invited to lead kinder, richer and more authentic lives – and to complete an education we began but still badly need to finish. It’s homework to help us make the most of the rest of our lives.
The Emotionally Intelligent Office introduces twenty core emotional skills that can help businesses and individuals to flourish. They range from giving and receiving honest feedback and accepting that it’s okay to fail, to addressing jealousies and insecurities within teams. This book is informed by the practical work that the Business division of The School of Life carries out, endeavouring to change the culture within organisations around the world by teaching teams the art of emotional intelligence.
Among other things, The School of Life discuss how to grasp fragile and flighty thoughts before they disappear through anxiety and fear; at what times of day to try to work and for how long; how to make use of boredom, and how to overcome timid and predictable approaches to the largest problems. The result is an operating manual to that most wondrous, though intermittent and always baffling, organ: the human mind.
Through a series of essays, How to Travel discusses how we should choose a place to go, what we might do when we get there, how we should make good moments stick in our minds and why hotel rooms can actually be liberating places. Included amongst these are a number of quizzes and practical exercises to help us reflect, alongside room for recording our own thoughts and observations.
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