Free Read [Memoir Book] ↠ It's Always Personal: Navigating Emotion in the New Workplace - by Anne Kreamer ✓
Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM By Anne Kreamer

How often have we heard It s nothing against you, it s not personal it s just business But in fact, at work it s never just business it s always personal In this groundbreaking look at what s really going on from 9 to 5 the crying, yelling, and bullying, as well as the friendship and laughter borne of creative collaboration journalist and former corporate executive AHow often have we heard It s nothing against you, it s not personal it s just business But in fact, at work it s never just business it s always personal In this groundbreaking look at what s really going on from 9 to 5 the crying, yelling, and bullying, as well as the friendship and laughter borne of creative collaboration journalist and former corporate executive Anne Kreamer shows us how to get rational about our emotions, and provides the necessary new tools to flourish in an emotionally charged workplace With women now the majority of the workforce and the lines between office and personal life blurring as never before, the dynamics of work have shifted profoundly It s Always Personal combines the latest information on the intricacies of the human brain, candid stories from employees, and the surprising results of two new national surveys, reported here for the first time, which reached out to workers from all walks of life about their emotions on the job Both timely and crucial, It s Always Personal also reveals a neurological understanding of the six main emotional flashpoints anger, fear, anxiety, empathy, joy, and crying an exploration of why we as a society self defeatingly regard displays of emotion in the workplace as shameful, and how the different emotional rules applied to men and women affect our modern notions of gender equality evidence that suppressing emotions can actually have a negative impact on companies bottom lines a step by step guide for identifying your emotional type Spouter, Accepter, Believer, or Solver, with appropriate tactics for dealing with that style in a complex work environment Emotion Management Toolkits that provide the means to cope with specific emotionally challenging situationsAn innovative study of gender, emotion, and power, It s Always Personal is an essential companion for everyone managers and employees alike navigating the often confusing and challenging realities of the contemporary workplace.
  • Title: It's Always Personal: Navigating Emotion in the New Workplace
  • Author: Anne Kreamer
  • ISBN: 9781400067978
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Hardcover

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Kressel Housman Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
Mere days after a blow-out with my boss in which he blamed me for something I didn’t do and I ended up crying in my cubicle and then putting out feelers for new jobs, I heard a radio interview with the author of this book, and knew I just had to get hold of it. She said that more than half of the women she surveyed admitted to crying in the workplace, and even more disturbing, 42% of the men she surveyed believe that anger is an effective management tool. Since my boss definitely uses anger th [...]
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Carol Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
I like to think I am a Woman of the People. But Kreamer's book forced me to realize that I do put a higher weight on stories told by high-achieving individuals. Kreamer is a former Nickelodeon executive and therefore, the people she calls on to talk about work are not the people I or you would call on. And this was one of the many things that elevated this work beyond the typical social commentary-mixed-with-some-self-help book. Kreamer herself was yelled at by Sumner Redstone, the paleolithic b [...]
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Lori Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. It makes sense. Anne Kreamer establishes her ethos with the fact that she is has been in the workforce for many years working as an executive. She combines methodolical research from credible sources (her bibliography is pages long) and wisdom from her experiences. I am also impressed with the layout. I love books with indices so I can find things! It's a must-have for anyone in the 21st century workplace. Brava, Anne!
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Becky Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
There are a lot of "new" ideas in here - things I was not aware of with biological make up and how we handle stress, anger, etc. I appreciated the insight, and find it useful especially in my job and dealing with emotional intelligence in the work place. I felt it was a bit long and wordy, however. Maybe it could have been said in a lot less words.
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Pam Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
Won this through First Readsn't wait for it to arrive!!
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Nina Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
I was thrilled to receive this book as part of the First Reads program. Kreamer spent 2 years gathering information. She interviewed scientists and psychologists as well as people in the workplace. With the fast-paced society in which we function, and ever-increasing technology, the boundaries between personal and work personas are blurred. Many of us spend more time at work than with family and friends. Although the main theme is crying in the workplace, the book is truly an exploration and ex [...]
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Jennifer W Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
An engaging book. I really enjoyed the scientific insights provided and the chapters on the neurology of emotions. I don't know how applicable this book will be to me in many ways at work. I work in mental health- my job *is* emotions. I think there were some useful techniques to discuss with my coworkers, but it might have been more beneficial to me to have a book that focused on the more day-to-day emotions rather than the big blow ups. Still, there's some easy coping skills mentioned, like ha [...]
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Kelly Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
I won this book through GoodRead's First Reads program. This was the first book that I have read that really explores emotion in the workplace. I found it extremely informative and wish that I could have read this book while I was with my last company. Emotions and different styles of handling emotions play such an impact in the workplace, but is all too often ignored or downplayed. I found The Workplace Emotion Evaulation Profile (WEEP), an emotion-based version of the Myers-Briggs very enlight [...]
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Jennifer Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
Won as a giveaway.This is not the control-your-emotions how-to book that I expected.Rather, it is much more of a scientific treatise on how our emotions work, how acceptance and the handling of emotions in the workplace needs to change due to the women's movement, and a sprinkling of emotional management ideas thrown in.I know, that sounds less than exciting, but I found it enlightening. The chapter on crying at work was particularly interesting to me, since I hate crying at work. Her explanati [...]
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Snogged Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
This book illustrates the problems involved with emotional management in the workplace. The author examines such areas as crying/sadness, fear, anger, and anxiety. The author discusses her own personal experience working for a large media-type firm and shares examples of other women and men who have had to face these issues in the workplace.I was a little disappointed with the practical strategies sections and I had hoped they would be longer and more concrete. I was also hoping that the "test" [...]
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Miste Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
At least I will be reading it as soon as I get the book! I entered one of those give aways for free copies of books and I won a copy (it's the second time I have won)! Will write a review once I get the book and read it. Have to admit that I just couldn't finish it. It just wasn't that compelling for me--especially as a motivational self-help kind of book. The anecdotal pieces that the author threw in just felt like name dropping. The message didn't seem clear and I'm not really sure what her p [...]
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Jamie Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
"I recently heard this author on The Today Show, and as a result, this topic peaked my interest. A topic of controversy - always shrouded in shame, frustration, and as the author states in her title - personal. I'm confident this book will bring insight to anyone who has shed tears in the workplace or who has been on the receiving end. Remember the saying there's no crying in baseball? Anne Kreamer should be praised for breaking the silence on the topic of emotions in the workplace. She has pe [...]
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mlady_rebecca Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
I won this book via the First Reads program. Got the email on 02/22/2011. I'll let you know when the book arrives. Looks like an interesting book. Fits well with the spat of psychology books I've been reading lately, not to mention a good thing to look at when re-entering the workplace after a prolonged illness.04/13/2011Okay, I'm shelving this one for awhile. Nothing wrong with the book. I just think I've read too many psychology style books lately. Rating, obviously, subject to change.
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Cindy Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
As the title says and as we know it, it's not just business. It's always personal. Kreamer's book is well-researched and well-written such that you can follow her thought process. My favorite part is the practical Emotional Management Toolkit (EMT) that she includes at the end of each chapter to help you develop your emotional intelligence. In all, it's about starting with and reflecting on yourself before jumping the gun. A very enjoyable read and I learned a lot!
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Brian Cole Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
This is an interlibrary loan for me and because of the date I have to abandon this book. The subtitle should have been "is it okay for you to cry in the workplace." On page 160 the author begins an extensive discussion of a test you are suppose to be able to read about and take at a website. Apparently that website has been updated and the test was dropped. I e-mailed the author regarding this and did not receive a reply.
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John Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
A well researched and engaging study of emotions and how they effect the workplace. Kreamer addresses the gender, social and biological differences in why we behave the way we do and does so in a manner that does not come across as stereotypical gender-bias. Reading it was useful in understanding my own emotional 'style' as well as how I can adapt it to improve my work relationships rather than hinder them.
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Debby Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
Discussion of emotions in the workplace with physiological details making up much of the beginning. There there's a discussion of the 4 major emotions shown at work - anger, fear, anxiety & joy with recommendations on how to deal with them.Forced to read this as punishment for yelling at a staff member, it wasn't terribly helpful and I wouldn't have gotten past the first 20 pages if it hadn't been required. Mumbo jumbo!
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Grace Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
4 July 2013: I added a star on the 2nd read. The advice and insight resonated this time around, particularly with thinking about and strategizing about the development and implementation of my Emotion Management Toolkit (EMT). I think last year I may have found the approach a bit hokey, self-help and contrived, but you know, I recognize myself and my emotions now as more commonplace and rational than I have heretofore acknowledged.
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Kristin Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
My dog ate this one while I was at work. Previous books she has found objectionable include one of the Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games, and Baking Illustrated. Even before her destructive act, I found myself dawdling while reading this book; it didn't really hold my attention. The advice seems valuable, so I will probably return to this at a later time.
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Natalie Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
This was an interesting topic to delve into, although I took awhile to read it so I think the impact was lessened for me. I still have questions about work and emotion - the author sets a stage for possible change rather than delineating specific solutions. For a complex issue she touches on many points. The bibliography at the end lists numerous books that sound equally intriguing!!
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Cindyanne Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
A book for everyone to read to better understand emotions in the workplace. I've personally exhibited all the things discussed in this book (even crying), so I found it especially intriguing and enlightening. Haven't taken the test in the book to see my emotional classification, but planning on it, and the EMT toolkits at the end of each chapter would probably come in handy.
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Natalia Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
Great Book. We often forget about our emotions. Nobody teaches us how to be aware of them. But we are emotional beings. This book is a great guide that helps us to know ourselves, to know why do we feel what we feel and the most important: to control our emotions so we're not end up being controlled by them. A great reading for personal growth.
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Sasha Boersma Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
The book wasn't what I thought it would be, so not giving any stars - not fair to the author. I did try to get into it, but I found it mostly collecting what's now being written about in psychology and business blogs (however, this title proceeds this topical trend, being published in 2011!). Would have been one-of-a-kind 4 yrs ago. And likely something I should have read when it first came out.
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Leonard Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
I think this book started a little weak, but has gotten stronger as I read more and more of it. Recommended for those having to deal with the contemporary workplace which is often toxic and harmful. This is especially useful for those in managerial or supervisory positions.
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Diane Schneider Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
Interesting info on how emotions play at work - anger, anxiety, fear among others. I found the stories interesting and the research plausible, but I thought there would be more info on how to handle different situations. Not bad, but not as good as it could have been.
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Elena Emma Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
Absolutely loved the concept of the book. It's very up to date on shifting perspectives in corporate business ethics. And of course, learning just how much people actually cry at work - that's mind bugging!
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Shureka Bolden Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
Lost in need of more navigationI chose a rating of three because while I felt the topic was relevant and the interviews were good situational examples, ultimately I walked away without concrete ways of actually managing toxic work personalities and that environment.
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Sophi Frost Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
I've read as much as I am going to read of this one. It is too drawn out and not enough to the point for my taste. When you are reading something that is work related it has to be quick. I broke up with this book.
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Cindy Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
Biologically women are apt to cry more than men. This is just our biological nature. Phew ~ that makes me feel better! Also, men tend to joke about stuff after tense situations and well women don't. Interesting read.
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Kathy Dec 11, 2018 - 19:04 PM
Everyone should read Anne Kreamer's book! It's quite a universal topic, emotion in the workplace!Look for my upcoming review & thoughts on It's Always Personal, next week at my book blog: marianslibrary.wordpressBest,Kathy
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It's Always Personal: Navigating Emotion in the New Workplace By Anne Kreamer How often have we heard It s nothing against you, it s not personal it s just business But in fact, at work it s never just business it s always personal In this groundbreaking look at what s really going on from 9 to 5 the crying, yelling, and bullying, as well as the friendship and laughter borne of creative collaboration journalist and former corporate executive AHow often have we heard It s nothing against you, it s not personal it s just business But in fact, at work it s never just business it s always personal In this groundbreaking look at what s really going on from 9 to 5 the crying, yelling, and bullying, as well as the friendship and laughter borne of creative collaboration journalist and former corporate executive Anne Kreamer shows us how to get rational about our emotions, and provides the necessary new tools to flourish in an emotionally charged workplace With women now the majority of the workforce and the lines between office and personal life blurring as never before, the dynamics of work have shifted profoundly It s Always Personal combines the latest information on the intricacies of the human brain, candid stories from employees, and the surprising results of two new national surveys, reported here for the first time, which reached out to workers from all walks of life about their emotions on the job Both timely and crucial, It s Always Personal also reveals a neurological understanding of the six main emotional flashpoints anger, fear, anxiety, empathy, joy, and crying an exploration of why we as a society self defeatingly regard displays of emotion in the workplace as shameful, and how the different emotional rules applied to men and women affect our modern notions of gender equality evidence that suppressing emotions can actually have a negative impact on companies bottom lines a step by step guide for identifying your emotional type Spouter, Accepter, Believer, or Solver, with appropriate tactics for dealing with that style in a complex work environment Emotion Management Toolkits that provide the means to cope with specific emotionally challenging situationsAn innovative study of gender, emotion, and power, It s Always Personal is an essential companion for everyone managers and employees alike navigating the often confusing and challenging realities of the contemporary workplace.

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