Power…How it changes people

  • The Wall Street Journal

The Power Trip

Contrary to the Machiavellian cliché, nice people are more likely to rise to power. Then something strange happens: Authority atrophies the very talents that got them there.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704407804575425561952689390.html

This survey of observations and research on power is fascinating and consistent with much of my experience with powerful people.  I commend it to you.

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