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Is Being A Giver Burning You Out? Podcast with Reb Rebele

Today’s Guest:

Reb Rebele is the Research Director for Wharton People Analytics, and teaches in the Masters in Applied Positive Psychology Programme at the University of Pennsylvania. Reb’s research, writing and consulting projects bring behavioral science and research into the world of work, to drive better employee experiences and organizational outcomes.

Today we’re talking to Reb about why being a ‘giver’ at work can backfire and cause you to hurt the very people you want to help and burn yourself out in the process.  Discover what drives giving behaviors at work, the practical steps you can take to be a self-protective giver and what leaders can do to create their dream team of reciprocity approaches.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:44] – Reb explains how helpfulness creates value in the workplace.
  • [03:21] –  Reb talks about how giving too much can be draining and counter-productive.
  • [08:05] – Reb discusses the generosity spectrum that he calls ‘reciprocity style’ – that  includes takers, matchers & givers.
  • [11:37] – Reb explores how personality styles, beliefs and mindsets might drive these behaviors .
  • [14:15] – Reb shares the habits of highly effective giving, including how you can perform small five minute favors.
  • [19:31] – Reb talks about how leaders can build dream teams of reciprocity styles.
  • [23:48] – Lightning round with Reb Rebele

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