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Social Media Ethics: An Appropriate Response

The great paradox of social media is that it has both brought us closer together and driven us further apart. We can stay in contact with old friends, cheer each other on from afar, and help strangers in real time. Yet, we’re also flooded with viral videos, sensationalized headlines, and uninformed “hot takes" that sweep… Continue reading Social Media Ethics: An Appropriate Response

If You Feed Them, They Will Come: The Ethics of Pharmaceutical Marketing to Physicians

Have you ever found yourself sitting in front of your television wondering, “Good gawd, how many of these drug commercials am I going to have to watch?” Well, wonder no longer. The answer, according to a new JAMA analysis, is 663,000. Yes, 663,000. That’s how many drug commercials aired in the U.S. in 2016. Add… Continue reading If You Feed Them, They Will Come: The Ethics of Pharmaceutical Marketing to Physicians

Why Strength of Character is Not Enough

Strength of character is a wonderful thing. Most people strive to live with integrity and authenticity. They try to be honest, to treat others fairly, and to be compassionate. It's no surprise that businesses want to hire people who exhibit “strength of character,” and there’s reason to believe it’s worth it. The Harvard Business Review,… Continue reading Why Strength of Character is Not Enough

How to Tell Your Personal Story

It's said so often it's become a cliché: Everyone has a story to tell. It's true, and yet having a story and being able to tell it are two different things. If you're interested in how to tell your story in a concise, meaningful, and inspirational way, here's an approach that might work for you:… Continue reading How to Tell Your Personal Story

You Are A Communicator

What do you do for a living? You’ve fielded this question at cocktail parties dozens of times. Chances are your answer is some combination of your title, the industry you’re in, and your area of expertise. That’s not what you do, though. You were hired because you have a particular expertise your organization needs. But… Continue reading You Are A Communicator

Meditation for the Active Mind

You've probably heard a lot of great things about the benefits of meditation – maybe even from your doctor – and perhaps you've decided to take back your morning by working this practice into your daily routine. It seems easy enough: Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and focus on your breath. After… Continue reading Meditation for the Active Mind