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

Author: Trevor A. Foulk and Klodiana Lanaj

Many studies show that abused employees suffer distressperform worseare less creative, and are more likely to quit their jobs. Abusive power holders, on the other hand, seem immune to their own negative behaviors: Research suggests that they continue about their day as if nothing has happened.

But what if this isn’t the entire story? What if power comes at a cost for powerful leaders, too?