Power has its perks, and those perks go well beyond the external rewards that powerful people accrue. According to Ana Guinote, program director of experimental psychology at University College London, research shows that the possession of power also brings cognitive and behavioral benefits: People who hold power tend to be more creative, more goaloriented, and better at sticking to a task than people who lack power. “Having power feels better than lacking power, and power holders feel more opti…

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