Leadership online: Charisma matters most in video communication
Communication through digital channels offers fewer opportunities to motivate people and show charisma, presenting new challenges for managers. The good news: a charismatic leadership style can be learned.
Switching social identities happens seamlessly
Each person has multiple social identities, such as: employee, parent, young person, friend or even fan of a particular sports team. People can switch quite rapidly between these identities with no apparent difficulty.
People look alike if we think they have similar personalities
Do Vladimir Putin and Justin Bieber look alike? They do if you think they have similar personalities, shows a new study by a team of psychologists.
Personality traits predict performance differently across different jobs
What is the effect of the five big personality traits—conscientiousness, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and neuroticism—on job performance? Researchers have indexed these personality trait relationships across nine major occupational groups, accounting for job complexity and what occupational experts rate as the relevance of these personality traits to job requirements.
Extroverted? You may have better financial outcomes
How do the “Big Five” personality traits—openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism—impact financial decision making and risk taking? How can this information help financial planners to better serve their clients and become really helpful allies?
People prefer friendliness, trustworthiness in teammates over skill competency
People who are friendly and trustworthy are more likely to be selected for teams than those who are known for just their skill competency and personal reputation.
Men are more assertive in initiating salary negotiations
How do the “Big Five” personality traits - agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness, extraversion and neuroticism - contribute to salary negotiation initiation? And does the gender of your boss make a difference?
The science of picky shoppers
If a company knows they have a lot of picky customers, they may need to change the way they reward salespeople or dedicate specific salespeople to their pickiest customers, because picky shoppers have very narrow preferences and they see perceived flaws in products others wouldn’t notice.
Link between personality and risk of death
It has been shown that people scoring lower on the personality trait of conscientiousness (a tendency to be responsible, organized, and capable of self-control) can be at a 40% increased risk of future death compared to their higher scoring counterparts.
Higher narcissism may be linked with more political participation
A politically engaged electorate is key to any thriving democracy, but not everyone participates in elections and other political activities. People with higher levels of narcissism—a trait combining selfishness, entitlement and a need for admiration—were more likely to participate in politics.
Authentic behavior at work leads to greater productivity
New research finds matching behavior with the way you feel—in other words, not faking it—is more productive at work and leads to other benefits.
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