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The Danger of Mirrortocracy in Silicon Valley and Beyond

by Helen Whelan “We’ve created a make-believe cult of objective meritocracy, a pseudo-scientific mythos to obscure and reinforce the belief that only people who look and talk like us are worth noticing. After making such a show of burning down … Continue reading

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Marshall Goldsmith Video: How to Avoid Favorites

We’ve all seen it. A boss has his or her favorites. It’s de-moralizing. You’re frustrated because it feels like Fort Knox trying to get his attention to discuss an important business problem or HR solution. Others don’t even want to bother; they … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Creating Lapdogs at Work

  “Lap dogs historically were kept in many societies around the world by individuals with leisure time, as docile companion animals with no working function.” Wikipedia We’ve all seen “lap dogs” at work.  They can be seen as the favorites of the boss … Continue reading

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