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We all have that little voice in the back of our minds that starts chattering when we’re dealing with compromising decisions at work. Our personal morals and values are most evident when dealing with burnout, work-life balance and trying to get ahead in your career. A recent Harvard University Graduate School of Education study shows the moral dilemmas professionals face when looking to establish their career. According to the study which spawned the book “Making Good: How Young People Cope With Moral Dilemmas At Work,” young professionals in particular face bending the rules or compromising themselves just to get ahead. The study looked at how lack of mentoring and market changes, for example, play a big role in whether professionals compromise for the sake of their career.

You shouldn’t have to put your personal morals and values completely on the shelf from 9-to-5. Looking for a clearer line between your personal morals versus professional obstacles in the workplace? Here are a few ways you can stop the battle and stay true to yourself, professionally and personally.

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