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Jen Bogle is a communications specialist who writes for Idealist Careers to share her thoughts on leadership, relationship building, and career development with other social-impact professionals.

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Goodbye to Groupthink | How to Challenge the Majority

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“The Court’s opinion can hardly be described as an exemplar of restrained and moderate decision making,” wrote Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in one of her many dissenting opinions. “Quite the opposite. Hubris is a fit word … ” for what she described as the “demolition” of the Voting Rights Act in 2013. Justice […]


Can You be Imperfect? A Challenge For Perfectionists


Perfection is the “condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects”—and perfectionists refuse to accept anything less. While it appears that perfectionists are driven by ambition, they sometimes can use perfectionism as a defense mechanism. Pursuing “perfection” is a way to protect against criticism: if the […]


Lost Something? How to Find Trust When It Has Gone Missing


Trust is a vital workplace currency that underpins cohesive teamwork. When we put forward our trust while relying on colleagues, it signals our faith that they will come through for us. Over time, this reciprocity becomes an integral part of our strongest partnerships—and colleagues we can count on become quite valuable. These trusting relationships make […]


Make Happiness Your Agenda: 5 Proven Methods


Today (March 20, 2019) is the United Nations International Day of Happiness. First celebrated in 2013, this day illustrates a global shift away from measuring “progress” in terms of economic growth and toward greater emphasis on human well-being. In essence, this day embodies what so many of us do in the social-impact world: striving to […]