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Can nice women get ahead at work? Studies show that women who act friendly and warm in the workplace are often viewed as less competent, regardless of their actual abilities.

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  • Reporting this story really helped change my perspective on getting praised for being nice. I still want to receive recognition for the quality of my work, of course (when warranted). But I've also come to see that it really can be meaningful to be known for kindness—so long as you're operating in a

    Reporting this story really helped change my perspective on getting praised for being nice. I still want to receive recognition for the quality of my work, of course (when warranted). But I've also come to see that it really can be meaningful to be known for kindness—so long as you're operating in a culture that truly values it.