Emotional Agility

Emotional Agility

Sarder Learning
Updated Jul 31, 2019

Course Introduction 

We are taught that it is prudent to be positive and consistent with your emotions at your workplace, while focusing on work related tasks. As human beings, cutting ourselves off from our emotions during the work day can be very hard and may produce a negative outcome in terms of productivity and innovation. Dr. Susan A. David, cofounder of the Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School, and author of the book Emotional Agility, has a different take on the subject of emotions at work.

In this course, Dr. David shares insights on why being emotionally agile can make you more productive and able to take on new projects. She discusses why it is essential to have the tools to be emotionally agile, her philosophy on dealing with emotions and thoughts in a way that helps us reach our potential, and her belief that it is important to acknowledge all emotions. She talks about the concept of being on emotional autopilot, the current emphasis on achieving happiness, and how cultural norms control our behavior.

Who Should Attend 

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Senior Management
  • Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Executives

Course Methodology 

This self-paced e-learning course is based on an exclusive interview with Susan David, co-founder of the Institute of Coaching, McLean/Harvard Medical School, and author of Emotional Agility.

Learning Objectives 

  • Emotional agility as an essential tool for team conflict and the downside of current emphasis on personal happiness
  • Gender differences in how we deal with emotions
  • The importance of labeling emotions and the negative impact of being on emotional autopilot 
  • Emotional agility and organizational success, and the need for managers to connect to their values
  • Value emotional agility and it’s effect on stress
  • Willpower and its relationship to intrinsic value

Course Modules 

  • Understanding Emotional Agility
    • Emotional Agility And It’s Importance
    • Emotions And Our Actions
    • Avoiding Negative Thoughts Causes More Unhappiness
  • The Outline
    • Emotional Autopilot
    • Too Much Emphasis On Personal Happiness
    • Emotions And The Gender Difference
  • Our Inner Experiences
    • Labeling Emotions
    • What Is Good About Bad Moods
    • Science Behind Values And Willpower
    • First Step To Becoming Emotionally Agile
  • Emotional Agility For Leaders
    • Importance Of Emotional Agility For Organizations
    • Why Leaders Need To Be Emotionally Agile
    • Characteristics Of An Emotionally Agile Leader
    • Emotions And Performance Management
  • Emotional Agility For Managers
    • Willpower In The Workplace
    • Moving From Have-To To Want-To Goals
    • Emotional Agility And Dealing With Team Conflict
    • Strategy Of Tiny Tweaks
  • Emotional Agility For Employees
    • Emotionally Agile Employees In Knowledge-Based Economies
    • Emotional Agility And Dealing With Stress
    • Updating Career Narratives, Not Just Resumes