The Heart Aroused by David Whyte

The Heart Aroused Book Cover The Heart Aroused
David Whyte
Business & Economics
Broadway Business
1996
337

Review: David Whyte, published poet and corporate consultant (bet you’ve not heard that combo before!) uses both modern and classic poetry to show how anyone can craft a happier work experience. Unlike any other business book I’m aware of, the author gives equal—if not superior—weight to the importance of your feelings about work.

As someone who understands the workplace—warts and all—the author is able to help us see things differently through the poems he references and the way he crafts his arguments. He’s realistic yet retains his optimism about our ability to transform our workplaces.

Amanda Mitchell is an executive coach and strategist specializing in helping senior executives deal with disruptive drama within their teams. An advertising agency veteran, she experienced first-hand the business implications of corporate drama both with her Fortune 500 clients and within the Manhattan ad agency she led. She founded Our Corporate Life (www.ourcorporatelife.com) to help executives solve the problems no one wants to deal with. She has been published in Bloomberg Businessweek, and quoted in Fast Company, CNBC.com, and Monster.com. She lives in New Jersey with her family.

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