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December 13, 2023 61 mins
The fact is that, next to sleep, we spend the most hours of a lifetime in the workplace. It's true, even though it is a bitter pill to swallow. That's why Michelle P. King argues the idea that we can only find fulfillment and purpose outside of work. Having a job takes up so much of our day-to-day lives, so we must strive to find meaning in it and understand the unspoken rules that lie beneath the surface. Discussing Michelle’s book How Work Works: The Subtle Science of Getting Ahead Without Losing Yourself, we shed some light on the path to achieving our career ambitions without compromising our identities. Listen and Learn What was Michelle's motivation for developing a framework for how to feel seen, heard, and valued at work? The evolution of the work environment as a result of economic changes  Why is the need to fit in inherently problematic, and how is belonging different? The steps to building an informal network to future-proof your career success How establishing meaningful connections and investing in self-awareness can help you get ahead at work without losing your authentic self  Resources:  Visit Michelle’s website Get your copy of How Work Works: The Subtle Science of Getting Ahead Without Losing Yourself Check out Michelle’s podcast, The Fix Follow Michelle on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and X About Michelle P. King Dr. Michelle P. King+ is an award-winning academic and globally recognized expert on inequality and organizational culture. Her second book, How Work Works: The Subtle Science of Getting Ahead Without Losing Yourself, publishes internationally on October 10th, 2023 (HarperCollins).  Related Episodes: 299. Leadership and the Changing Workplace with Chris Shipley 281. Belonging Uncertainty and Bridging Divides with Geoffrey Cohen 270. How Am I Doing? with Cory Yeager 217. Redefining Rich with Shannon Hayes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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