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In this episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Geoffrey L. Cohen who is Professor of Psychology and the James G. March Professor of Organizational Studies in Education and Business at Stanford University. Professor Cohen’s research examines the processes that shape people’s sense of belonging and self-concept, and the role that these processes play in various social problems. He has studied the big and small threats to belonging and self-integrity that people encounter in school, work, health care settings, politics, communities, and relationships.

Geoff has just published the book “Belonging – The Science of creating connection and bridging divides”.

During this conversation you’ll learn:

• Why Belonging is so important for human beings
• What are the main causes of the crisis of belonging
• What are the major elements that contribute to damage the feeling of belonging
• What are the concrete actions that could implemented to be successful at reinforcing the sense of belonging: wise interventions, situations crafting…
• What are the advices Geoff would give to a leader to reinforce the sense of belonging at work, in school and in politics

To learn more about Geoff and his work, visit

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