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Why Power Corrupts

Why Power Corrupts | sl1linda | Scoop.it
New research digs deeper into the social science behind why power brings out the best in some people and the worst in others

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 30, 2014 3:47 AM
New research digs deeper into the social science behind why power brings out the best in some people and the worst in others.

Michail Flouris's curator insight, December 1, 2014 3:33 AM

"In sum, the study found, power doesn’t corrupt; it heightens pre-existing ethical tendencies. Which brings to mind another maxim, from Abraham Lincoln: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” "

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Why Power Corrupts

Why Power Corrupts | sl1linda | Scoop.it
New research digs deeper into the social science behind why power brings out the best in some people and the worst in others

Via The Learning Factor
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 30, 2014 3:47 AM
New research digs deeper into the social science behind why power brings out the best in some people and the worst in others.

Michail Flouris's curator insight, December 1, 2014 3:33 AM

"In sum, the study found, power doesn’t corrupt; it heightens pre-existing ethical tendencies. Which brings to mind another maxim, from Abraham Lincoln: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” "