333. How Work Works with Michelle P. King

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


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). 

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Episode 333