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I've really enjoyed Susan David's Emotional Agility audiobook. Susan has managed to integrate academic research, personal stories and practical questions and tools into the book. She's blended these superbly to ensure the book is accessible to readers/listeners from any background. You don't need to have a psychology degree because it's not a heavy going academic book. You simply need to be interested in how emotionally agility can help you navigate life's ups and downs. Not since I read Carol Dweck's 'Mindsets' have I been so captivated by a book. I've re-read several chapters already because I wanted to properly reflect on the content in relation to my own life, and as part of my coaching training. The narration of the audiobook version is particularly good and has made it much easier to recall the key points from the book.
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The book starts with a claim that emotional agility is a new concept, a step forward from 'emotional intelligence'. For me though it was a ragbag of existing older ideas (CBT, nudge, thinking fast and slow etc) without a coherent underpinning structure. It lacked practical advice and came across as glib at times in a 'just be true to yourself' way. Not a bad primer and pleasant enough to listen to but superficial and nothing new.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Thank you Susan David (author) for your book and for audible for producing it via this means. i have learned more to add to my growing skill set of what it is to be human
I enjoyed this book up until the last 3 chapters which just didn't apply to my life. I read another review which described the book as a "re hash". This may well be true but it is the first book of this kind that I have been able to tolerate without being bored to tears. The narration was great and I have already began applying some of the principles to my life with good effect.