Michelle Lederman: Bring authenticity to difficult situations in the workplace
Authenticity at work is easy when you’re in sync with the decisions being made. But what if things veer off in a direction you disagree with entirely? Michelle Lederman suggests that you shift your focus from the path to the goal. You may not love the chosen path, but you can commit (and signal your commitment) to the common goal it’s aiming at. And with this stance, you can authentically motivate your team in the same direction.
When you no longer feel in tune with the direction your organization is going, or you find yourself grappling with tough emotions at work, remaining authentic can be challenging. This course was designed to equip professionals with tools and strategies for bringing authenticity to their work—even under difficult circumstances. Get practical advice from thought leaders ranging from world-renowned meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg to former professional poker player Annie Duke. Discover how individuals and institutions can work together to create a shared sense of meaning (and avoid collective burnout); why knowing and affirming your values can keep you from being vulnerable to every passing impulse; how to shift your focus from the path to the goal; and more.
This course includes videos from: Sharon Salzberg, meditation teacher and author Susan David, Harvard Medical School psychologist Michelle Tillis Lederman, author focusing on workplace communications and relationships Annie Duke, public speaker, decision strategist, and former professional poker player
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