When it comes to powerful people, it’s all about them.
Think about the fictional Gordon Gekko in the 1987 film “Wall Street,” who was convinced that others shared his world view. His statement, “greed, for lack of a better word, is good,” mirrored his own certainty that colleagues were motivated by greed, too.
This type of mind-set is explored in a new University of Utah study, which points to a concept called self-anchoring, in which powerful people see others’ behavior through the lens of the...
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