with Justin Brady

Episode 55 - Andy Molinksy

Author of Reach and Professor at Brandeis University

Andy Molinsky

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Andy Molinsky is a Professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School, has Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University and we spoke about why it's so hard to get out of your comfort zone, and how to do it.


His 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 and his first book, Global Dexterity received the Axiom Award (Silver Medal) for Best Business Book in International Business & Globalization and his new book Reach came out in January 2017.


Here is an overview of what we spoke about:


5 things that prevent us from moving outside our comfort zone:

  1. Authenticity
  2. Competence
  3. Likability
  4. Resentment
  5. Morality


3 things to help us step out:

  1. Conviction
  2. Customization
  3. Clarification



Visit this page for Andy's very best tips on stepping outside your comfort zone at work.

Visit this page to receive his free guide to 10 cultural codes from around the world.


Connect with Andy Molinsky

Twitter: @andymolinsky


LinkedIn: AndyMolinksy


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Andy Molinsky
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