At one time or another, we’ve all masked our true selves and acted in a way that we thought was expected by other people or circumstances. This isn’t a comfortable place to be.

That’s why Jahmaal Marshall suggests we drop the script. Stop acting for other people, and simply be ourselves. 

The catch is—it’s not always that easy, especially when rigid stereotypes and age-old practices stand in our way. And this is particularly pervasive in the workplace. 

Jahmaal walks us through how to have the courage to be who we are, at work and beyond. He also has advice for managers and senior leaders on how to create a work environment that supports every employee as their authentic selves.

This calm and uplifting conversation is filled with hope, at a time when we all need to be more real, and respect each other for who we are. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did (and be sure to check out Jahmaal’s frequent forest walk videos on LinkedIn for more inspiration!).

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