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7 Lessons on Courage From a Government Whistleblower

Every one of them involves protecting yourself

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All of us know what it feels like to realize that something is wrong within an institution and feel torn between saying something and keeping your head down. The “something” might be fraud or corruption. It might be systemic racism and sexism. It might be a toxic boss or an instance of harassment.

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