Are Rich People More Unethical?

Since the economic implosion of 2008, the news has been littered with accounts of questionable behavior in boardrooms, corner offices, and other gold-plated spaces. What’s not clear from the headlines, however, is whether white-collar criminals like Bernard Madoff are bad apples or extreme examples of a widespread trend. A new study may offer a clue…

Are Successful People Nice?

Since Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence, we’ve recognized the importance of tuning into social and emotional factors in the workplace. But many popular depictions of the workplace don’t show any evidence of that sensitivity. Mad Men, Wall Street, and others impress that in business, only the strong survive.

But emotional intelligence implies that successful leaders should be nice. And while being nice may have social benefits, does it pay?