Embrace your weird in the office

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Interesting Jennifer Romolini piece in the NYTimes this week about using your freakishness to your advantage in an office setting.

The impulse to want to fake it, to be more poised, polished or more like what you perceive all those #bosses on Instagram to be, is powerful — especially if you’ve spent a lifetime feeling odd. But pretending to be something you’re not in a new job, faking skills or contorting yourself to gain recognition, is a short-sighted strategy with little return.

Your best work will come when you can be open, accountable, curious and fully who you are — not by performing some outsize version of who you think you should be.

A Misfit’s Guide to Navigating the Office

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