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“No guts, no glory? How risk-taking shapes dominance, prestige, and leadership endorsement”
I have jury duty this week, which makes getting work things done… challenging. But since I don’t want to leave you all hanging, here’s an interesting article:
Do people reward risk takers by granting them power? The results, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, show that risky behavior tends to be rewarded in settings that are sufficiently competitive.
“A lot is already known about what leads to risk-taking—people’s personality traits, conducive social contexts— but the consequences of risk-taking, especially for whether or not these people ascend hierarchies and attain standing in organizations, are very poorly understood,” says Georgeac. “That’s what we wanted to explore.”
Read the full article here: https://insights.som.yale.edu/insights/are-leaders-rewarded-for-taking-risks