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Bring Yourself to Work

September 16th, 2013


Andrew B MorrisBy Andrew B Morris

Fact: We spend a huge proportion of our lives at work.

Fact: We tend to wear a mask at work and don’t show enough of our true selves.

Fact: Distorting who we are, bending ourselves out of shape each working day, is extremely tiring and stressful.

Fact: People can spot when we are not being authentic and this generates mistrust and unsettles relationships.

Fact: Constant stress leads to poor performance and bad physical and mental health.

Question: So, is it ok to show my vulnerability and insecurity at work?

Absolutely. This displays enormous self-confidence.

Question: I’ve been wearing the workplace mask so long, how will I know when I’m really being myself?


You’ll feel comfortable in your own skin.

Your shoulders will relax.

Your breathing will slow.

You will feel calmer.

Your clarity and energy will increase.

Your voice will be the same outside and inside work.

People will like and respect you more.

Ask them.

About Andrew Morris

Andrew is Chief Executive of the Academy for Chief Executives, helping businesses to accelerate growth through better leadership. As part of this role he chairs and mentors a group of exclusive central London Business Leaders in Academy Group 1.

Andrew describes himself as a creative businessman, who enjoys meeting people from all facets of life. His mantra is ‘take your job seriously, but not yourself.

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