Power inflation

03/17/2009 | London Business School

The experience of power grows in the mind, beyond the bounds of reality, a new study suggests. "Our research found that power led to perceived control over outcomes that were uncontrollable or unrelated to power" such as a roll of the dice, says Niro Sivanathan, an assistant professor at London Business School. It's a small jump from there to risky behavior and poor decisions.

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