Wednesday, August 21, 7pm
St. Louis Public Library - Central Branch, 1301 Olive St.
St. Louis Public Library presents organizational designer Mollie West Duffy, who will sign and discuss her book No Hard Feelings.
A hilarious guide to effectively expressing your emotions at the office, finding fulfillment, and defining work-life balance on your own terms. How do you stop the office grouch from ruining your day? How do you enjoy a vacation without obsessing about the unanswered emails in your inbox? If you’re a boss, what should you do when your new, eager hire wants to follow you on Instagram? The modern workplace can be an emotional minefield, filled with confusing power structures and unwritten rules. We’re expected to be authentic, but not too authentic. Professional, but not stiff. Friendly, but not an oversharer. Easier said than done! As both organizational consultants and regular people, we know what it’s like to experience uncomfortable emotions at work - everything from mild jealousy and insecurity to panic and rage. Ignoring or suppressing what you feel hurts your health and productivity—but so does letting your emotions run wild. Our goal in this book is to teach you how to figure out which emotions to toss, which to keep to yourself, and which to express in order to be both happier and more effective.
Mollie West Duffy is the co-author of No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotion at Work. She is an Organizational Designer at the global innovation firm IDEO. Mollie formerly worked as a research associate for the Dean of Harvard Business School. She has worked with companies of all sizes to develop good workplace culture. Her work has been featured in Fast Company, Quartz, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Entrepreneur, Quiet Rev and other digital outlets. She has a B.A. in Organizational Behavior from Brown University and an MFA in Design from Parsons School of Design. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.
This event is presented by the St. Louis Public Library. For more information, please call 314-241-2288.