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Do You Bring Your Best Self to Work? with Dr. Laura Morgan-Roberts

By Michelle McQuaid

Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts is a teaching professor of management at Georgetown University, whose research examines how leaders cultivate positive identities in diverse work organization. Laura’s publications ‘How to Apply Your Strengths’ and ‘Creating A Positive Professional Image’ are among the most popular articles from Harvard Business Publishing and have been featured in several media outlets. She’s the editor of numerous books including Exploring Positive Identities in Organizations with Jane Dutton and is a co-founder of RPAQ Solutions, a research and consulting firm that brings strength-based practices to leaders who seek extraordinary performance and personal fulfillment. In today’s episode, we discuss creating a positive work identity, and the effect it has on our personal brand, our sense of meaning and our relationships at work. Connect with Laura: Website: You’ll Learn: [02:43] - Laura explains what it means to have a positive work-related identity [09:32] - Laura introduces the GIVE model to help us build more positive identities at work. [15:36] - Laura explains how cultivating a positive identity can shape your personal brand. [19:23] - Laura shares how psychological safety can impact people’s ability to build a positive work-related identity. [24:23] - Laura completes the lightning round. Your Resources: MPPW Podcast on Facebook Brene Brown Videos Mellody Hobson - Color Brave Ted Talk Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post. Please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.  And don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free! You can also listen to all the episodes of Making Positive Psychology Work streamed directly to your smartphone or iPad through stitcher. No need for downloading or syncing. Until next time, take care!  Thank you Laura!

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