Don’t Let Power Corrupt You

In the behavioral research he’s conducted over the past twenty years, UC Berkeley Psychologist Dacher Keltner uncovered a disturbing pattern: While people usually gain power through traits and actions that advance the interests of others, such as empathy, collaboration, openness, fairness, and sharing; when they start to feel powerful or enjoy a position of privilege, those qualities begin to fade.  The powerful are more likely than other people to engage in rude, selfish, and unethical behavior.  The nineteenth century historian and politici.....

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