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Are you an ethical leader? published in Fast Company

The 7 principles of ethical leadership (white paper)

10 ways to stay honest in a dishonest world

10 tips for a safer, healthier workplace

The ethics of epidemic: 5 practical insights from the coronavirus outbreak

3 ancient insights to inspire contemporary leaders published in Fast Company

The ethics of service: waking up from a tech nightmare to the light of universal wisdom

8 questions to make better choices

The Ugly Truth

Is there always safety in numbers?

The man on the street: at the crossroads of exile, two strangers found hope amidst despair

How should we define "systemic racism"?

Is life unfair?

Why Jews are liberals

The system is broken.  Why should I vote?

Truth stands on six legs

Business and leadership

Published in Fast Company:

6 qualities that make an ethical leader

3 ancient insights to inspire contemporary leaders

2 essential questions to be a better leader

Trick your brain into better decision-making

Stand out with sincerity

Train your brain to be more disciplined

On the wing

The light and dark sides of egocentricity

The ethical wisdom of mayhem and cavemen:  The secret of success revealed in the genius of car insurance ads

The gender paradox: a deep-dive into the androgyny of great leadership

When leading from behind is the only option

Don't let this crisis go to waste

6 points to consider before mixing business and politics

Reclaiming Civility

Exploit the crisis mindset: lessons from the rescue of the Thai soccer team

Flying with Icarus: a parable about integrity and judgment

When censorship leads to freedom: lessons from a TEDx talk that went horribly wrong

Your career may be killing you

Taco me out to the ball game:  how the wise choose their battles

Someone is always watching


Society and culture

Mankind's war against humanity

When history rhymes

Anti-Semitism is not only about the Jews

Throwing out the Bath Water with the Baby


Chanukah: the origin of Cancel Culture

The duchess diaries -- deconstructing Meghan and Harry

The universal message of freedom on Passover

St. Patrick's Day reflections on hom and harmony

The gift of boredom

Recalculate the Happiness Equation

Legal larceny

The skeleton in my closet

Connecting through isolation

Keep your hands to yourself

The illusion of civilization

Visionaries and Ideology: a study in contrasts

The tsunami and the circle-maker

Wrestling with our better angels: Independence Day reflections on leadership, vision, and courage


51 shades of gray: was I right to call out Masters champion Patrick Reed?

The ghost of Orwell rises again: scandals. scandals everywhere

Your words make you wise

Debunking the equality illusion: life imitates art as we race for the lowest common denominator

A forgotten past means a discarded future

Stop waiting for success... just ask!

The long, shorter path

The source of good and evil: what the Jersey City massacre teaches us about ourselves


Personal Development

The gift of disorder

The Language of Happiness and the Prescription for Joyful Living

If you could be Superman

Light up Someone Else's World (and Yours as Well)

Are you Putin?


The soul of pain and pleasure

Why do we Cry?

Reimagine Exile as a Journey of Spiritual Impressionism


Respond to plague with the cure of blessings

The poetry of ethics: why fewer rules diminish freedom

Why does devotion end in tragedy?

The Miracle of vision: a lesson in greatness from Jeopardy! icon Ken Jennings

The gift of disorder: for a better life, look for and forward to the unexpected

The fallacy of self-esteem

Burst your comfort-zone bubble

3 tips to program your internal GPS

Adversity is in the eye of the beholder

Don't become the stranger in the mirror

How to see and be seen

Which road not taken?

Why reading Harry Potter makes you better and wiser

Purim and the ultimate question: Why?


Education and Parenting

Bad reviews deserve five stars: we do no favors showing misplaced compassion

A present for heaven

Escape the Self-Esteem Fallacy

A Decade After Retirement, I'm Still Learning from my Students


The ivory tower of babel: what operation Varsity Blues tells us about the direction of the nation

Are your kids ready?  They'll let you know

The ethics of animation

My son, the lone soldier

Honor (is learned from) thy father

A message to my son

Into the void

The malady of "affluenza"



The presidential victory speech we need to hear

The long shorter path

The Ethics of Invasion

Now is the Moment for Grace

Something is melting faster than the icecaps:  If we want to solve our problems at the top of the world, we need to start by looking at the ground beneath our feet

Back toward the middle?  Signs that the partisan pendulum is finally swinging back

Don't seek to destroy adversaries who can do a better job of it themselves

The quagmire of manipulation

He gave peace a chance

One cheer for Tim Kaine

Half a cheer for George Will

The curse of cowardice

Science and Nature

The psychology of tears

The tsunami and the circle-maker

Weather or not, your time has come

Two cheers for pain

Post-victory let-downs are for the birds

How ants survive rush hour

Unlocking the Monty Hall paradox


In praise of superficiality

The grass is always greener after the apocalypse

Confessions of a broken spirit


Essays about life, the universe, and everything

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