Do you want to get recognized for the hard work that you do? Julia Evans suggests writing a “brag document” — a comprehensive list of accomplishments and their impact within your company. But it’s not enough to simply keep it to yourself; she suggests sending it to peers and managers, especially if you have a performance review coming up. In her experience, they don’t take it negatively. Indeed, they’re said to be thankful, as it makes their job of evaluating her much easier.
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The Priest in the Arena
The phrase “man in the arena” has been popularized in recent years, but a lesser known, more dangerous archetype is the “priest in the arena”. This figure is responsible for a process called theocratic capture, where an institution surrenders to a cult demanding unaccountable authority, fueled by claims to privileged knowledge. These cults often target powerful institutions and attempt to monopolize conversations with scaremongering tactics and hostile treatment of allies. It is important to identify and stop theocratic capture before it can gain control. Read full article here