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Of bosses & bad behaviour

“Sucking up to the boss”, “kissing up”, “crawling”, “bootlicking”, “toadying”, “ingratiating”… there’s any number of terms that describe the act of trying to please a boss in the workplace. New research shows that while sucking up might boost a career it also has negative workplace effects. The study involved middle managers and defined ingratiation as flattery, conforming with the supervisor’s opinion and doing

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