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Who Should You Trust? Psychologists Have a Surprising Answer

Who Should You Trust? Psychologists Have a Surprising Answer

What is the best indicator that someone you work with should (or shouldn’t) be trusted? Can you ever really know who to trust at the office? While there’s tons of research on the actions and behaviors that create trust, few studies have successfully identified what makes some people more trustworthy than others to begin with. Research...

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Has Your Career Become Your Whole Identity?

Has Your Career Become Your Whole Identity?

by Janna Koretz Dan*, a partner at a major Boston law firm, was due at the office, but instead, he was curled on his bathroom floor, unshaven and in his pajamas, crying into a towel. It began slowly, in a meeting with a particularly pushy client, when a thought bubbled up in his mind: “Why...

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Gen Xers, not millennials, are changing the nature of work

Gen Xers, not millennials, are changing the nature of work

The generation that is quickly occupying the majority of business leadership roles is one that’s grown up playing video games, spends the most time shopping online, and uses social media more habitually than any other generation. If you were thinking it’s millennials, that’s probably because they’ve dominated the media’s focus for the past decade. But...