The Unique Stupidity of the Last Decade in America

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In this episode of the Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Jonathan Haidt about social media and how these platforms have changed social relationships and political discourse, and how this impacts business.

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…

Corporations Are More Insect than Person

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Different businesses can be more or less anthropomorphized in the public eye. And crucially, this shapes how much we trust them. In the 1982 film Blade Runner, the bioengineered human Roy Batty confronts his maker, Eldron Tyrell, the head…

The Important Job of Making What You Know Clear and Accessible

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Knowledge management activities have a symbiotic relationship with an organization’s culture. Perhaps the signature trait of our species isn’t the smarts any one person might possess, but the knowledge we can collectively accumulate.…

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…

The Status Game Doesn’t Have to Be Zero-Sum

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“Prestige,” Will Storr writes in The Status Game, “is our most marvelous craving.” Do you ever get a niggling feeling that other people are doing better than you? Don’t worry, we all do. And rest assured, social comparison isn’t…

How Shopify’s Support Team Puts Trust at Its Core

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With trust at the core, organizations can replace the external stick with a far-reaching sense of purpose and achieve a more lasting commitment. As many organizations stick to remote work or hybrid models, questions about what type of organizational…

The Reason We’re Becoming More Extreme

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https://youtu.be/t_G240I5zF8 In this episode of Reality Check on CNN, host John Avlon speaks with Jon Haidt about the psychology of authoritarianism in politics. They discuss why both the political left and right are becoming more extreme,…

Against the “Value Alignment” of Future Artificial Intelligence

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What we should want, probably, is not that superintelligent AI align with our mixed-up, messy, and sometimes crappy values but instead that superintelligent AI have ethically good values. It's good that our children rebel. We wouldn't…

A Philosopher’s Toast to Getting Drunk

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Drunk is filled to the brim with references to the workplace. According to author Edward Slingerland, appreciating alcohol’s ancient roots can help us think more clearly about what role drinking should play in our professional lives.  As…