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Authenticity In the Workplace: Bringing Your Whole Self to Work

Authenticity in the workplace, leadership in the workplace

Photograph by Tim Gouw (overlay by Chris Davis)

Leadership in the workplace starts with personal authenticity — bringing your whole self to the game, not just the facets which the work culture rewards


It’s tempting to show only the shiny, polished facets of ourselves — especially when those are the parts that made our fortune and success. It requires courage to embrace all of our resources and

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