Liz Fosslien is the Head of Content at Humu, a company that uses
behavioral science to make work better. Liz's writing and
illustrations have been featured by the Economist, The
New York Times, NPR, and Freakonomics.
Mollie West Duffy is an organizational and leadership development expert. Previously she was a lead organizational designer at global innovation firm IDEO. She has helped companies and start-ups such as Casper develop good workplace culture. She writes a blog about start-up culture, and has written for Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Quartz.
NPR's "Favorite Books of 2019"
Fortune's "Best Business Books of 2019"
"A must-read that topples the idea that emotions don't belong in
the workplace, No Hard Feelings offers a path towards a
future I want to work in: an emotionally expressive, yet respectful
(and high-performing!) workplace."
--Susan Cain, author of Quiet and Chief Revolutionary at Quiet Revolution "No Hard Feelings is both a charming, sparkling read and a clear-eyed roadmap to harnessing the things that make us most human into tools that will make you more productive, effective, and happier at work. A must read for every leader and every aspiring leader."
--Laszlo Bock, CEO of Humu and author of Work Rules! "No Hard Feelings dispels the myth that there's no place for emotions at work. You can't communicate clearly unless you're aware of your own emotions, and the emotions you're sparking in others. You can't build productive relationships at work if you're showing up like a robot. This book will help you build the emotional discipline you need to succeed."
--Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor "If you've ever thought it's best to check your emotions at the office door, this book will change your mind. It's full of lively illustrations and practical examples to show how you can harness emotions to become more creative, collaborative, and productive."
--Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals, Give and Take, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg "Warm, witty, and wise, No Hard Feelings is the missing manual for reconciling emotions with professionalism--intelligently."
--Chip Conley, New York Times bestselling author and hospitality entrepreneur "Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy address the elephant in the room, dissecting the ways that emotions at the office impact our ability to lead and thrive at every level of our professional careers. With compassion, research, and clever comics (did I mention elephants?) No Hard Feelings makes a real attempt at digging deeper than introvert memes to address the reality of workplace emotions we all live with."
--Adam J. Kurtz, artist and author of Things Are What You Make of Them "Don't send another email, attempt a serious conversation at work, or try to follow your intuition until you read this book. Your emotional intelligence at work is about to skyrocket. Equally valuable for the person who cries covertly in bathroom stalls and the kind who buries their emotions 20,000 leagues under the sea."
--Dan Lyons, author of Disrupted and Lab Rats "The avenue for success and happiness at work, even life, lies with emotions. Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy do a phenomenal job of helping us see the way."
--Chris Voss, author of Never Split The Difference "No Hard Feelings is one of the most original, insightful, and laugh out loud funny business books I've read in a long time. It will transform the way you think about the role of feelings in the workplace."
--Cal Newport, author of Deep Work