Can Successful People Be Nice?

Art Markman of the Harvard Business Review recently wrote an article, “Are Successful People Nice?”in which he discusses how emotional intelligence plays into successful leadership.

According to the study by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the key is how agreeable you are. Specifically, being agreeable is defined as the extent to which you value getting along with others, and the degree to which you are willing to be critical of others.

So, does kindness equal weakness? Or does being dominant a trait that makes one worthy of being a leader?

Click here to read more about how being agreeable or disagreeable affects how others perceive your leadership abilities.

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