Feeling Powerful at Work Makes Us Feel Worse When We Get Home

Author: Trevor A. Foulk and Klodiana Lanaj

Have you ever interacted with a supervisor who was on a “power trip,” and come away feeling disrespected, hurt, or upset? You’re far from alone. Abundant research shows that when people feel powerful, they tend to abuse others, supporting the notion that “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

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