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Moral Values

The Surprising Difference Between Careerism and Leadership

Bill George | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Bill George

Before you take on a leadership role, ask yourself: "What motivates me to lead this organization?" If the honest answers are simply power, prestige and money, you are at risk of being trapped by external gratification as your source of fulfillment.

Politics and Religious Values

Terry Newell | Posted 10.07.2015 | Religion
Terry Newell

The notion that there is a "wall of separation" between church and state is either in serious danger or increasingly destructive of religious freedom, if we listen to the loudest voices in recent months.

Recalibrating Purpose

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

In my quest for a goalless life, I have taken the opportunity to recalibrate the purpose of my work and check-in with what I am in service of.

On Abortion: Pope Francis Opens the Doors of Mercy for Women

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 09.03.2015 | Religion
Stan Chu Ilo

Pope Francis' extension of the faculty to forgive the sin of abortion in the Jubilee year to priests is a huge gesture to women especially in the Global South.

Inequality -- "X" Marks the Spot -- Dig Here

Stan Sorscher | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

In 2002, I heard an economist characterizing this figure as containing a valuable economic insight. He wasn't sure what the insight was. I have my own answer.

A Few Confederate Flags Down, But Thousands of Trappings Remain

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2015 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

No portrait in any house had ever shocked me more. I recently drove through Mississippi, and stopped in a town known for its extensive pre-Civil War architecture.

What Special Athletes Can Teach Us About Parenting; Father's Day Edition

Joe De Sena | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Joe De Sena

Joe Galasso is clinical psychologist who specializes with individuals with disabilities and also with professional athletes. There is a specific part of his job that he holds close to his heart; working with Special Athletes.

Morality, Religion and Experimenting on You

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2015 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

To improve the process of ethical oversight of research, we need to change our attitudes, and recognize far more fully that complicated moral issues, strains and vagaries are involved.

What Good Is Technological Progress Without Moral Progress?

Queen Rania al Abdullah | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Queen Rania al Abdullah

How about we pause, put down our devices, look up and listen to our hearts and our consciences? Not so much 'connectivity' as just connecting with each other. And if that moral progress could keep pace with technological progress then that would be, well, real progress.

'Green News Report' - May 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The race for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination just doubled i...

Build a Career (and Life!) That's Aligned With Your Values

Leisa Peterson | Posted 05.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Leisa Peterson

We live in a world where it's easy to feel pushed into job duties that are not in alignment with our sense of right and wrong. Perhaps you've been ask...

The Fountain of Youth: A Childhood Lesson in Healthy Competition

Katy Blevins | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Katy Blevins

I'm a big fan of reality tv. There, I said it. Shame on me. I love nothing more than to be sucked into the relentless drama of the human race, captured in minute, ridiculously over-the-top egotistical fashion. Me, me, me. I, I, I. Everyone for themselves. Survival of the fittest. Kill or be killed. I love it.

Lowering My Standards to Match My Behavior

Allison Hudson | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

"Want to have some self-esteem?" she asked. "Do estimable things." That was a novel idea. But little by little it is exactly what I did, and then one day I looked in the mirror and really liked the person I was becoming.

Is Networking in Meditation Groups a Moral Issue?

Ken McLeod | Posted 01.31.2015 | Religion
Ken McLeod

Is meditation good for your career? According to a recent article in the NY Times, the answer is an unequivocal "Yes." But does this violate the sacredness of the practice?

Lost and (Surprisingly) Found: 75% Of Lost Cash Returned To Owners in Tokyo

Charli James | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Charli James

What's behind this Japanese propensity to turn things in instead of keeping them for themselves? Is Japan just an intrinsically moral country?

#8 Beliefs that Make Liberal America Weak: Barriers to the Source of Moral and Spiritual Passions

Andy Schmookler | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Why does that the line from Yeats apply to America in our times? "The best lack all conviction, while the worst / Are filled with a passionate intensity."

Want More Happiness?

Sebastian Siegel | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Sebastian Siegel

It takes courage to let our enthusiasm shine through, and courage to respond with wonder in our expressions of appreciation for the simple and natural magnificence of it all. And this seems to be at the crux of recruiting happiness; curiosity, courage and appreciation.

Bending the Arc of History

Stan Sorscher | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Stan Sorscher

We can call out the policies, attitudes, and language that concentrate wealth and influence, and push back toward a more sustainable balance of moral, social, political and economic power. And seriously, someone needs to talk to that guy in the movie.

The New 9/11 Museum and The Nature of Evil: Needs for Larger Contexts and Questions

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

My sister, Karen, died on 9/11, working at the World Trade Center; and hence, I visited the new Museum, which opened this week, with my family. A...

Why The Decision To Raise My Son Vegetarian Was An Easy One

Anjali Joshi | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

As he grows older, I hope that he will think critically about his food and understand that even dietary choices are moral decisions, and not simply made for health reasons or reasons of convenience.

It Takes an Abbey

Terry Newell | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Terry Newell

Downton is not unlike our own time, and that may also be a secret to its popularity. But if dramatic change was all it had to offer, the series would be depressing, if not also scary. What the characters give us is hope that we can come through both morally and materially intact.

Is Today's Young Music Too Obscene? (Or Has My Perspective Changed?)

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
The University of Central Florida Forum

I still sometimes struggle reconciling the self of my youth with the guy who now has a mortgage and an SUV. But the minute I became a parent, my worldview shifted slightly on its axis and I began to view everything through new parental lenses.

CVS: A Prescription to Do the Right Thing

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

CVS is a notable exception and, hopefully, a tipping point in moving companies from being profit-driven to profit-and-purpose-driven.

Tips on Student Engagement in an Era of Electronic Education

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 04.20.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

At the end of the term, most of my students agree that our time together was well spent, and it was probably one of the best classes they have had. Hence, I would like to share my secret on student engagement:

Lights Go On -- New Year's 2014 Resolutions -- 'Toward and Away'

Thomas Bähler | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

It occurred to me -- what about accomplishing in regard to moving away from something, stop doing something, use my resources to put to rest habits and tendencies that are counterproductive to me and therefore others?