The secret to success? It's all in your attitude
Recently, The Wall Street Journal reported on a study, “Do Nice Guys — and Gals — Really Finish Last?” that says one particular attitude, disagreeableness, led to 18 percent (or $9,772) more earnings annually compared to those who are agreeable.
In light of this question, deans from the University of Phoenix School of Business, College Extension, College of Criminal Justice and Security and College of Social Sciences were asked what characteristics are most important for success in their respective fields. Even though being disagreeable might be related to higher earnings, from the deans' perspective, there are plenty of more impactful attributes.