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Personality | Should you be yourself at work?

Should you be yourself at work?

In professional settings, many business leaders will be concerned with making a good first impression. Whether that is to help them bag a job, secure a new client deal or to help them get ahead on the corporate ladder, leaders are wise to the importance of first impressions.

But new research conducted with Ovul Sezer of the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill and Laura Huang and Francesca Gino of Harvard Business School found that it is common for people to adapt their personality to cater to the interests and expectations of others – rather than be themselves in these situations.

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