“Karl Marx really nailed it,” says Deborah H. Gruenfeld, a professor of leadership and organizational behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The father of communism described how employers in capitalistic societies value workers solely on the basis of their ability to create wealth, and not on the basis of their kindness, morality, and other human qualities.

Adding grist to Marx’s mill, Gruenfeld and her colleagues recently published research showing that power often makes...

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