These are exciting and encouraging times, if we can find the courage to allow them to be.
Almost since the time I entered the field of organization development I have been driven by the desire to help people bring more of who they are to the work they do. Nothing irks me more than hearing people talk about being one way at work and another way altogether when at home or with friends. Invariably, these people report that they leave some, often significant, part of themselves at the door when they enter the workplace.
How much are we missing out on and how much is lost because we don’t feel like we can be who we really are at work?