The Lasting Anguish of Moral Injury

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On a Sunday evening in September 1994, David Peters drove to a church service in Beckley, West Virginia, as the sun set over the horizon. He was 19 years old, just back from Marine Corps boot camp.

Ray Dalio and the Game Theory of Choosing Business Partners

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In his 2017 book Principles: Life and Work, the American billionaire investor and hedge-fund manager Ray Dalio offers some tips on choosing business partners.

A Better Way to Review Remote Worker Performance

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Few office workers seem to like performance reviews, those annual examinations of how well workers are doing their jobs.

“Severance” and the Philosophy of Separating Work-Me from Home-Me

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If you could take work-life balance to its most literal extreme, what would it look like? That’s the central theme of Severance, the sci-fi series that has just finished airing on Apple TV.

Why Public Discourse Has Become So Stupid

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In this episode of The Good Fight, host Yascha Mounk speaks with Jonathan Haidt about how we can make social media less toxic, what political and technological reforms might help fix the problem, and how we can empower the moderate majority to fight for its values.

Conflicts of Interest and the Dark Side of Professionalism

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A high self-concept of professionalism often coexists with a shallow notion of the concept and can paradoxically lead to detrimental outcomes. Perhaps my favorite ethics story is when the senior partner of a law firm was confronted by a…

Why Leaders Need to Prioritize Their Team’s Mental Health

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Untreated mental health issues can directly impact their performance at work—and if an individual’s mental health challenges are directly tied to their job, they will likely quit in an effort to improve their well-being. Mental health…

Emphasizing Brilliance at Work Creates a Toxic, Discouraging Atmosphere for Women

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It’s not the emphasis on brilliance that discourages women from some work spheres, but rather the aggressively competitive culture that seems to come along with it, research suggests. Workplaces that emphasize brilliance are perceived…

How to Lead in a Hybridized Workplace

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The personal lives of those we lead have now become relevant to our work life in ways we’ve never seen. Leaders everywhere are scrambling to figure out how to navigate the fast-changing rules of a hybrid workplace. Too many are grasping…