Are Jerks More Likely to Have Workplace Power?

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If it were true that disagreeable people had an edge, it would, to some degree, make the challenge of creating an ethical culture harder since leadership is crucial to fostering an ethical climate. I admit it. In the last several years or…

The Value of Psychological Flexibility During a Pandemic

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The good news is that psychological flexibility is a skill, and, like any skill, it can be improved with practice over time. The COVID-19 pandemic, and our response to it, has foisted considerable uncertainty into the personal and professional…

Give and Take

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Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant Penguin Group (2013) (public library) Summarized by Joshua Elle Overview Adam Grant combines personal accounts and contemporary research, both made readily accessible, to build…

Cultivating Conscience

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Cultivating Conscience: How Good Laws Make Good People by Lynn Stout (public library) Summarized by David Newman Overview Conscience, or unselfish prosocial behavior, is a real and powerful force. A growing body of empirical evidence shows…

Personality & Personnel

, , , , Psychologists have identified a series of characteristics that predict patterns of unethical behavior by employees. At the same time, some people may behave honestly and with great integrity…