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Death: a great career move

Wesley Bedrosian for the Boston Globe (Wesley Bedrosian for the Boston Globe)
By Kevin Lewis
March 1, 2009

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NEVER SPEAK ILL of the dead, at least if they had some redeeming qualities. That's the pattern that emerges from research that asked people to evaluate biographical summaries of hypothetical leaders. In general, leaders were viewed more favorably when they were known to be dead. This halo even helped mitigate perceptions of incompetence. However, there was an opposite reaction - ... (Full article: 858 words)

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