Thrive in Trying Times with the G.I.V.E.S. Model: Growing Integrating, Virtuous action and Evaluating Self-worth

Laura Morgan Roberts, P.h.D., Professor of Practice, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

In challenging times, our greatest strength emerges from the power within. How we see ourselves – as capable, resourceful, and caring – affects our ability to adapt, rebound, connect, persist, and convert substantial challenges into opportunities for growing stronger.

But how do we cultivate these positive identities, especially when our typical routines, roles and responsibilities have been upended? Enter the G.I.V.E.S. model, a transformational technique for cultivating and sustaining positive identities that strengthen and equip people to lead in the midst of challenging circumstances.

Based on decades of research about positive work identities, the G.I.V.E.S. model guides people through the storytelling process of (re)narrating unexpected twists, turns, surprises and obstacles along career and life paths.

Have a listen for the encouragement and mental framework you need to mobilize your positive identity for high-impact leadership.

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