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One variable world

A One Variable World - Dilbert by Scott Adams

Acknowledge Someone’s Accomplishments Rather Than Complimenting Them

By: Emily Price

We all pass out compliments at some point or another, most often with the intention of expressing a positive sentiment toward another person.

Everything from “I really like your shirt!” to “I think you did a really good job here,” are commonplace in conversation, but they also have one thing in common: the word I. Fast Company story this week points out, that when you use I in that compliment you’re actually making your statement about yourself, not the other person. Read more »

Data Encapsulation

Data Encapsulation - Dilbert by Scott Adams

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Do psychopaths really make better leaders?

Psychopathic personality traits are often seen as desirable in the corporate environment, but research suggests they can do more harm than good.

Credit: Twentieth Century Fox

Take a look around your office. Would you classify any of your colleagues as psychopathic?

While it may be a term more often associated with film industry depictions of knife-wielding killers like Hannibal Lecter and Dexter Morgan, there is evidence that suggests psychopaths are surprisingly common in the business environment.

Studies have indicated that, depending where you look, up to one in five of those filling company boardrooms and senior management positions are hiding psychopathic tendencies, using certain personality traits to charm and manipulate their way through the workplace. Read more »