Does being negative pay?


Is the coffee mug on your desk always half-empty? Negativity could be a good thing for your payslip, according to new research from HEC Paris Business School. According to the findings, less optimistic executives could be better off than more positive peers – as upbeat individuals often accept smaller pay packages because of their cheerier predictions on variable factors such as stock options.

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Christian Koch

Christian Koch

Alongside his work for Director, Christian has written features for the Evening Standard, The Guardian, Sunday Times Style, The Independent, Q, Cosmopolitan, Stylist, ShortList and Glamour in an eclectic career which has seen him interview everybody from Mariah Carey to Michael Douglas through to Richard Branson with newspaper assignments including reporting on the Japanese tsunami and living with an Italian cult.

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