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 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.
About the Author: Anne Kreamer is the author of Going Gray: What I Learned about Beauty, Sex, Work, Motherhood, Authenticity and Everything Else that Really Matters, a former executive vice president and worldwide creative director of Nickelodeon, part of the founding team of SPY magazine, and a onetime columnist for both Fast Company and Martha Stewart Living. She graduated from Harvard College and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the writer Kurt Andersen.