Episode 46

Liz Fosslien: Learning from your emotions

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How much do you suppress your emotions at work? What if you could be more aware of them, in control of them and learn from them?

That’s the topic of my conversation with Liz Fosslien in this episode. She shares her stories, research and experience of tapping into big emotions, captured so brilliantly in her book of the same name, co-authored with Mollie West Duffy. We talk about how to handle and learn from your anger, burnout, comparison, feelings of uncertainty. So if you’re feeling any of these emotions, or know somebody who is, this is the episode for you.

You might know Liz from her stunningly creative illustrations that adorn many a social media post. So I couldn’t resist asking about how she develops them too​.

The best bits of these conversations are captured in my newsletter Strategic Leader.

More about Liz

Liz is the co-author and illustrator of the national bestseller Big Feelings and the Wall Street Journal bestseller No Hard Feelings (which have both been translated into over 15 languages) and an expert on effectively embracing emotions at work. As the head of content and communications at Humu, she empowers leaders to develop and manage successful, inclusive teams.

Liz regularly speaks about how leaders can walk the line between sharing and oversharing, build resilient teams and create high-performing cultures of belonging. Her work has been featured by Good Morning America, The EconomistThe New York Times, TED, NPR, Adam Grant and Mindy Kaling​.

“Too often we equate feeling an emotion with acting on that emotion or expressing it.”

Liz Fosslien, author and speaker

VIEW RUNNING ORDER

03.18 Tuning into big emotions.
05.58 Making the leap.
07.38 Leadership signals.
09.30 Getting the balance right.
11.01 How much to share and show?
13.16 Impact of virtual and hybrid working.
16.30 Handling uncertainty.
18.48 Dealing with burnout.
21.47 Channelling anger.
25.03 Getting a grip on comparisons.
27.23 Her biggest changes.
29.21 Her impact on the world.
30.59 Her process for developing illustrations.
32.06 Her best practices and habits
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