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Author of ‘Tipping Sacred Cows’ Talks About Virtues & Kicking Bad Habits at Work

Want to kick bad habits at work to the curb? Jack Breeden, author of Tipping Sacred Cows: Kick the Bad Habits that Masquerade as Virtues, tells The New York Post, bad habits persist when you “excuse yourself from tough self-awareness.”

He explains in the piece:

“A classic one is creativity, which is often used as an excuse for narcissistic behavior: Somebody at work comes up with a bright idea and gets everyone else onboard. Too often the workplace doesn’t need the new idea; it’s all about the worker’s need to express himself.”

One way to catch yourself from the persisting bad habits relies on explaining away negative feedback on your performance. Are you telling a story your boss and colleagues simply don’t understand? Convincing yourself it’s valid but no one else buys it?

And how about passion? Breeden says when passion becomes narrow-minded and focused solely on winning or success, that’s not a good combination. He says, “There’s compelling research that shows passion is harmonious — when it’s checked by other aspects of your life.”

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