Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Humbleness, honesty and work performance

Humility and honesty could be the keys to high performance at work. Researchers from Baylor University in Texas studied 269 people providing health care for 'challenging' clients. The participants worked for 25 different companies in 20 different states. They filled out a personality questionnaire and their supervisors rated their performance on 35 different job skills. Those who scored highest for honesty and humility - defined as high levels of fairness, lack of avarice, sincerity and modesty - were rated as having the highest job performance. The link between humility-honesty and job performance was stronger than those to other positive character traits such as agreeableness and conscientiousness.

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