Authenticity

Biggest Career Mistake You Can Make: Faking It

Imposter syndrome — once the subject of academic conferences – is now at epidemic levels. Apparently, many of us sit at our desks feeling inherently ill-equipped, ill-prepared, illegitimate. Waiting to be found out. In this era of “fake news”, we apparently all feel like fakes. I get it. Sadly, I’ve lived it. For a significant…

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What CEOs and Interns Have Most In Common

Mostly they fall from cliffs or ledges having strayed from the public trails, according to the shuttle bus driver. Well, dozens fall each year but only a handful lose their lives. I thought about what a terrible shame that would be as I watched a group of day hikers descending into the canyon below. It…

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How to Put the Me in Team: 3 Everyday Actions

I used to run a lot of Team Building sessions. Yes, yes, I’ll admit it; please don’t judge me too harshly. You know the kinds of sessions I’m talking about: the Trust Falls and ten-pin bowling, the shorthand psychometric tests, the what-nobody-knows-about-me introductions. What can I say, it was the 90s, we were all high…

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More Free. More Me.

[New BraveShift principal Jillian Reilly walks our talk by sharing a recent personal story…] I couldn’t help feeling like a fraud in the days leading up to Courage Camp.  A happy fraud, mind you, but still a fraud. Courageous wasn’t something I was raised to be.  Courage was the purview of others—people I didn’t know,…

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We All Make Magic: My Lessons in Courage

Purple is my favorite color. It inspires me. It makes me think of beauty and kindness. I also love purple because it’s a “girl” color and since I’m a guy, taking purple as my favorite color makes me feel a little rebellious. Whenever I’m doing creative brainstorming, I use a purple colored pencil. Never a…

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Gut Check – Pants on Fire!

Liar, liar….you know the rest. It’s so much easier to call out someone ELSE’s lie rather than your own. Be easy and kind to yourself. But also be really honest. What’s a lie you’ve been telling yourself and how much of a RELIEF will it be to let it go?

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