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Don't Use Authenticity as an Excuse to Be Cruel
"How do you respond to critics who have pointed out all of the problems of authenticity in organizations?" We were at the end of a workshop on finding meaning and purpose at work-and the question, from a senior human resources executive, stunned me a bit. "Can you tell me more?"

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Authenticity is under threat

The idea of authenticity has been changed into an excuse to be cruel without feeling bad about it.

Reclaiming authenticity is essential because it is a key piece of a meaningful life.

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Authenticity

Authenticity is about being your true self and not pretending to be someone else. It is also the way to take ownership and refine and improve your true self toward the best you can become.

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Know yourself

You can only know yourself if you are honest and accepting of all the parts of you.

  • Acknowledge the good parts about yourself. This can include strengths, talents...

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Work in progress

You are an imperfect work in progress. Be comfortable giving free rein to the good parts of yourself, limit and reform the bad parts, and refine the ugly.

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Observe, absorb, and learn

Pay attention around you as you work on first knowing, then working on yourself.

  • What happens when you let your best loose?
  • When are you better and ...

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Finding your true self

People feel a greater sense of meaning in life when they are able to be their true selves. To reveal the true self:

  • Think of only those traits you are able to express around those peo...

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