Hell of a Guy

Faking It to the Top…

04/18/2008

I saw this in the March 28th issue of The Week magazine.  I have written before about people having a public and a private persona, and how in a very large number of people these personas do not match.  Apparently some other people notice this, too.

“The French essayist La Rochefoucauld got it right, said Stefan Stern in the ‘Financial Times.’  He once said that ‘we get so used to disguising ourselves to others that we end up becoming disguised to ourselves.’  And nowhere do we wear more disguises than in the workplace.  As anyone who has ever toiled in an office knows, the workplace is full of ‘chameleons who feel the need to adopt a different persona as they arrive at work each day.’  Such fronts might seem necessary at times, but ‘suppressing or enhancing personality traits could be counterproductive, and may even have a worrying impact on our health.’  The fact is, ‘keeping up an act is inefficient, and not a good use of energy.’ And besides, when you’re not authentic, it’s very unlikely you’re doing your best work or making the most of your talents.  So instead of trying, probably futilely, to become the person your boss wants you to be, try instead to match who you are to what your organization needs.  In the end, the best advice remains: ‘Just be yourself.’  Of course if you’re not entirely sure who you [really] are, “you will have to work on that one out, for yourself.’”

So here is the rotten truth.  Almost everyone puts on a huge front.  Most people do not want you to know who they really are.  Why?  Because most people do not like the person they really are.  I found this out when I did the “you know whats” in Dallas.

I know a lot of people think I do nothing, but promote “you know whats in Dallas,” and God knows I despise pontification, but I really believe in what I took away from the program.  Check it out – http://www.millennium3education.com  Want. to know who you really are?  Want to meld the person you are with the person you want everyone to believe you really are?  Here’s a place where you can do it.  Fall in love with you in Dallas.  Many thousands of people have.

And that is all I have to say about that…

 
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