Authenticity, Identity, and Being Yourself at Work: HBR Work Smart Series

  • 3h 16m 55s
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Gildan Media
  • 2024

Just be yourself, right?

We're complex people. Professionally, we're recent graduates, employees, star performers, and first-time managers. But we're also best friends, devoted family members, sports fans, plant parents, social justice warriors—or any other combination of these and other traits. But how much of ourselves should we really bring to the workplace?

Authenticity, Identity, and Being Yourself at Work is filled with practical advice from HBR experts that can help you answer this and other questions like: What does authenticity really mean at work? What values do I want to live into? How do I take control of my professional identity? How should I disclose personal information without oversharing? In what ways can I overcome feelings of impostor syndrome? When should I conform to my company's culture—and when should I stand out?

This book will help you figure out how much of "you" to bring to work so that you feel more comfortable and confident—and ensure you're presenting yourself as you want to be seen.

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In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: Authenticity and the Power of You
  • Chapter 1 - Getting Comfortable Being Yourself at Work
  • Chapter 2 - How to Find, Define, and Use Your Values
  • Chapter 3 - Using Authentic Conversation to Connect with Others
  • Chapter 4 - My Pronouns Are They/Them. What Are Yours?
  • Chapter 5 - Self-Disclosure at Work
  • Chapter 6 - Should You Disclose an Invisible Marginalized Identity at Work?
  • Chapter 7 - Coming Out as Trans at Work
  • Chapter 8 - Managing the Hidden Stress of Emotional Labor
  • Chapter 9 - Do You Ever Second-Guess Yourself?
  • Chapter 10 - Your Job and Your Identity Are Two Different Things
  • Chapter 11 - So, You Cried at Work
  • Chapter 12 - When You Don’t Feel Comfortable Being Yourself at Work
  • Chapter 13 - Why the Model Minority Myth Is So Harmful
  • Chapter 14 - My Colleagues Can’t Get My Name Right
  • Chapter 15 - How to Have Difficult Conversations Without Burning Bridges
  • Chapter 16 - Are You Living a Double Life on Social Media?