DiscoverThis Working LifePower makes you more likely to cheat, steal, talk over people and swear at work. Why?
Power makes you more likely to cheat, steal, talk over people and swear at work. Why?

Power makes you more likely to cheat, steal, talk over people and swear at work. Why?

Update: 2021-02-07
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The cliche of bright red lipstick and shoulder pads as symbols of power for women went out of style in the 80s, thank goodness.

But who gets power at work today and why? And what do you need to do to keep it?


Social psychologist Professor Dacher Keltner, from the University of California, Berkley has studied power for 25 years. And it turns out, the Machiavellian approach to power (force, deception, manipulation) is not what keeps you in power. Neither does red lipstick.

Thanks to James Law, Chief People Officer, Estimate One, Cassandra Goodman author and executive coach plus our anonymous This Working Lifers, who shared their stories! 


Due to the huge amount of interest in this topic next week we dig deeper into the interplay of gender and power at work.

Producer: Maria Tickle
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Power makes you more likely to cheat, steal, talk over people and swear at work. Why?

Power makes you more likely to cheat, steal, talk over people and swear at work. Why?