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BOOK OF THE MONTH: Permission to Feel from Marc Brackett

We are in March and we start with the reading of our new Emotional Intelligence book in our desk. This month we have chosen a book from Prof. Marc Brackett from Yale University. We invite you to read with us, leave your comments and leave your reviews during this month of March.

This is the last book from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and as you know, we follow their mood board in our workshops and webinars about innovation and emotional intelligence and entrepreneurship and emotional intelligence and collaboration and emotional intelligence and artificial intelligence and emotional intelligence. We are fans! We are applying the mood board everywhere!

This month, it’s the “Permission to Feel” time, nowadays with the #covid19 crisis, we have to work from home, manage teams remotely and becoming global leaders from home. At the same time we have our kids with us, and they are doing home schooling and we are long days inside. Managing emotions is critical for getting healthy and ready to the next chapter in our lives.

Prof. Marc Brackett is the author of our “Book of the Month” called “Permission to Feel”. Prof. Marc Brackett is a professor in Yale University’s Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. His prescription for healthy children (and their parents and teachers) is a system called RULER, a high-impact and effective approach to understanding and mastering emotions so that they help rather than hinder our success and wellbeing. The RULER approach has already transformed the thousands of schools that have adopted it by reducing stress and burnout, improving school climate, and enhancing academic achievement.


About the Book

Interview with Marc Brackett appeared on Goop: “What we’ve found in our research: Organizations whose leaders have higher emotional intelligence have people in those organizations who experience many more positive emotions. If you’re comfortable with who you are, and you’re very skilled at regulating your feelings, you’re going to be open to dealing with other people’s feelings. If you’re closed off, suppressed, or easily agitated, that’s going to be contagious.

The deeper work is that we, as a society, have not acknowledged that how people feel does matter. If you think about our education system, how much time is dedicated to helping students learn about their inner lives? Or building language for their emotions and strategies to regulate their feelings? It could be fifteen minutes a week—if that—and it’s not necessarily done well. But how much time do we spend on math and literacy and teaching other subjects? Probably a lot more. We need to revisit the school curriculum and ask ourselves: If emotional intelligence is so important, how can we spend more time with it?

We will add here the comments and our review during this month of March.

You can find our workshops on Emotional Intelligence for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Collaboration in our Collabwith Academy. And you can watch our webinar on Emotional Intelligence for Innovation Leadership, here.

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