With this in mind, The School of Life in West London is harnessing the ‘back to school’ feeling with a week of work-related special events and talks from September 4-14.

The topics will cover how we communicate, how we deal with stress and how we think about leadership, with talks including networking for introverts, yoga for work stress, improvising your way to the top and how to find a job you love.

Experts giving talks include influential psychologist Walter Mischel – creator of the famous marshmallow experiment – language and writing expert Steven Pinker, and deputy chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, Richard Hytner.

Ooh, we’re all inspired. We might even treat ourselves to a new pencil case…

See the calendar of all the events here

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