Does Working with Friends Increase Performance?

Does working with friends make you perform better on the job? Or would it be better to work with strangers? Results from a recent analysis—including results from 26 different studies and nearly 1,000 teams—give us some interesting answers.   Working with friends There are reasons to think that working with friends can increase job performance. For example: Feeling uninhibited can […]

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Why Do Leaders Ignore Advice?

Some leaders take advice from the experts. They listen to their colleagues. They even listen to subordinates. Other leaders only seem to value their own opinions. We know that this has something to do with power. In general: People in low-power positions are more likely to take advice. People in high-power positions are less likely to take advice.   But […]

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Personality Predicts Your Response to the Cold Virus

Personality traits can provide useful clues for making predictions about people. When it comes to predicting who might get sick, some of these clues seem fairly obvious. For example, people who are highly conscientious might be more likely to do things such as wash their hands (after all, conscientious people tend to be more careful, disciplined, and well-organized). As another […]

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Does Intelligence Make Leaders Influential?

Some leaders are more influential than others. And, of course, some leaders are more intelligent than others. But more intelligent leaders aren’t necessarily more influential. In fact, research has found that the most intelligent leaders tend to be less influential. Related articles: The Trait that Defines a Leader 2 Traits that Makes Leaders Miserable Do Leaders Need Good Manners?   […]

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September is the New January

September marks a new beginning for many people (back-to-school or not). It’s a lot like January.   People are returning from their vacations. People are wondering why every year seems to go by faster. People are planning ahead and setting goals. People are more motivated than usual.   But most importantly, this “September feeling” is just one example of a […]

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