Topics We Explored:
- What the psychological challenges are to stepping outside of your comfort zone
- How resentment can present itself in many different ways, particularly when it comes to the workplace
- Why we are all so good at consciously — and unconsciously — avoiding things, and what some of the types of avoidance strategies are
- What you can do to get out of your comfort zone and the three things that may be able to help
“That’s the vicious cycle of avoidance. By avoiding, you get short-term relief, but it’s much harder in the longer-term.” – Andy Molinsky (Tweet this)
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Andy Molinsky
- Global Dexterity by Andy Molinsky
- Reach by Andy Molinsky
- Todd Kashdan
- Brené Brown
- Moral pluralism
- Steven Pressfield
- When to Swallow Your Daily Frog
- Drive by Dan Pink
About Andy Molinsky:
Andy Molinsky is a Professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. Andy received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University. He also holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. in International Affairs from Brown University. Andy’s work helps people develop the insights and courage necessary to act outside their personal and cultural comfort zones when doing important, but challenging, tasks in work and life.
His research and writing has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, Psychology Today, the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, NPR and Voice of America. Andy was awarded as a Top Voice for LinkedIn for his work in education. His first book, Global Dexterity (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013), received the Axiom Award (Silver Medal) for Best Business Book in International Business & Globalization and has been used widely in organizations around the world, including Boeing, AIG, the US Air Force Academy, and the Clinton Foundation, among others. His new book Reach was published with Penguin Random House in January 2017. He teaches, consults, and lectures widely to university and corporate audiences.
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