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How to Be Unafraid to Be Your Authentic Self

July 09, 2021 Matthew Brown, VP of Learning and Brand Success Episode 38
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How to Be Unafraid to Be Your Authentic Self
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How to Be Unafraid to Be Your Authentic Self
Jul 09, 2021 Episode 38
Matthew Brown, VP of Learning and Brand Success

We could all use a little reminder that it’s okay to expose our human side at work.

When employees look at learning and development professionals, they may think of us as superhuman in a way. Perhaps not on the level of Superman, but they may assume L&D professionals have all the answers and don’t make mistakes. This just isn’t true, though.

Learners are not really expecting perfection, neither are the companies themselves and yet L&D professionals can fall into the trap of over-analyzing everything they do. All that does is create a tremendous amount of pressure.

In this episode of The Learning Xchange, Matthew Brown, Schoox’s VP of Learning and Brand Success, discusses how to be your authentic self as an L&D professional and why it’s okay to not be perfect.

Listen to this episode to find out:

  • The problem with expecting perfection
  • Four simple ways to show your authentic self at work
  • Why you should accept that no one has all the answers

If you enjoyed this episode, please share what you love about The Learning Xchange by leaving us a rating and review! 

Show Notes

We could all use a little reminder that it’s okay to expose our human side at work.

When employees look at learning and development professionals, they may think of us as superhuman in a way. Perhaps not on the level of Superman, but they may assume L&D professionals have all the answers and don’t make mistakes. This just isn’t true, though.

Learners are not really expecting perfection, neither are the companies themselves and yet L&D professionals can fall into the trap of over-analyzing everything they do. All that does is create a tremendous amount of pressure.

In this episode of The Learning Xchange, Matthew Brown, Schoox’s VP of Learning and Brand Success, discusses how to be your authentic self as an L&D professional and why it’s okay to not be perfect.

Listen to this episode to find out:

  • The problem with expecting perfection
  • Four simple ways to show your authentic self at work
  • Why you should accept that no one has all the answers

If you enjoyed this episode, please share what you love about The Learning Xchange by leaving us a rating and review!