Bring Your Whole Self to Work

April 2, 2015 4:02 PM

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I recently gave a Tedx talk in which I reflected on what I've seen and learned over the past fifteen years - researching, writing, and speaking about essential human experiences in the workplace. As I addressed in this talk, I believe that for us to thrive professionally, especially in today's world, we must be willing bring our whole selves to the work that we do. And, for the groups, teams, and organizations that we're a part of to truly succeed, it's essential to create an environment where people feel safe to bring all of who they are to work.

While this is a fairly simple concept, it's much easier said than done. It takes a great deal of courage for us both individually and collectively to bring our whole selves to work. However, what my research and experience has shown me is that when we do this - not only are we more likely to create ...

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