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Celebrate what makes you different

Why we should assert and own our differences in order to make them an asset rather than a liability.

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Season 1, episode 1
2 min / Published
By Evrard

Often in the professional world, there's a push towards homogeneity which leads us to see our differences as a negative thing and try to hide them. Through the story of Jennifer Grey, the lead actress in the movie Dirty Dancing, Dorie Clark illustrates why we should assert and own our differences in order to make them an asset rather than a liability.

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Celebrate what makes you different 

with Dorie Clark  

 

Actress Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) discovered, a bit too late, that her distinctive nose was actually an asset.  

Takeaways:  

Sometimes our differences make us uncomfortable—we can even be picked on for them and ostracized.   

Without them, however, we are indistinguishable from others and thus unable to rise above the pack.  

We need to learn to recognize and harness the strength in our authenticity.  

Apply this:  

  • What differences make you uncomfortable?  
  • Why do they make you uncomfortable?  
  • How can you use these differences to your advantage?  

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This podcast series answers all sorts of deep questions that we face daily in our workplaces and asks us to reflect on how we can best embrace our differences and harness them for better performance.
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