Tag: Circles of Safety

Why Do We Lie, Hide, and Fake?

In an ordinary organization, most people are doing a second job no one is paying them for.  In businesses large and small; in government agencies, schools, and hospitals; in for-profits and non-profits and in any country in the world, most people are spending time and energy covering up their weaknesses, managing other people’s impressions of them, showing themselves to their best advantage, playing politics, hiding their inadequacies, hiding their uncertainties, hiding their limitations. Hiding. We regard this as the single biggest loss of resources that organizations suffer everyday.

The Power of Not Feeling Alone at Work: Talking Partners

When I first moved from Next Jump’s headquarters in New York City to our Boston office, I was tasked with reorganizing our Network Operations team. It was one of the most lonely experiences I have ever encountered. I ended up choosing to replace a more experienced individual (who I believed to be the wrong fit from

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