Followup: Jerks at work


A followup to this post, where I muse about the results of a Fast Company poll about what's more important in the workplace, likeability or competence: It pays to be popular at work (from CNN—thanks to Beth for the pointer!).

Seems the studies show that the FC Now poll was right on the money:

    Research at Columbia University shows that jobs, pay raises and promotions are more apt to be awarded based on a worker's charisma than on academic background or professional qualifications.

Fortunately, likeability can be learned. The article has some great tips on how—actually, the tips are pretty good for a better life in general.

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