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:
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.