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“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – John Watson

As children, we learn to be nice. We are often told: “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” And even Santa Clause reinforces this lesson by rewarding children who are nice rather than naughty. In the workplace, we may be told that nice guys finish last, but Adam Grant, author of Give and Take disagrees: He posits that success at work is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others, and it is the nice guys, the givers who achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries.

Do you act insensitively to others OR do you try to be nice?

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