The Psychology of Workplace Dynamics: It’s ok to be a phony, as long as it is authentic

Really enjoyed this read so thought I would share it with you all.

“The most authentic phony”. That is how a commentator referred to former US President Bill Clinton on the day of President Obama’s inauguration.  The phrase struck me. The commentator didn’t mean it in a pejorative way. It was actually a compliment in light of Obama’s apparent inability to connect with the men and women on the Capitol Hill. What struck me about the phrase was how accurate it can be in the workplace. In particular, the non-profit workplace where “keeping it real” is a phrase that is thrown about every ten seconds, so that people can in essence justify either being rude, dysfunctional or non-compliant….

Read on

The Psychology of Workplace Dynamics: It’s ok to be a phony, as long as it is authentic.

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