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Born Entrepreneurs, Born Leaders: How Your Genes Affect Your Work Life

Scott Shane
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Scott Shane: Case Western Reserve University

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Abstract: Are you a born entrepreneur or a born leader, possessing innate characteristics that somehow you better than others at these important business activities? Although most observers give little attention to how genetics affects your behavior in the work world, your DNA accounts for over one third of the difference between you and your co-workers on many dimensions of your work life, from how satisfied you are at work to how you make decisions to how much money you make. Because genes matter, understanding how they affect your behavior is important. That's where this book comes in. It discusses how your genes influence your work interests, work values, decision making, risk taking, management style, leadership style, creativity, entrepreneurship, and work performance, among other aspects of your work life. This book will help you understand why you do what you do, and help you to make the most of what you've got"- your skills, your personality, your attitude, and so on. It will help you to find the right job fit for your innate preferences. Moreover, by providing you with an understanding of how genetics influences your behavior, the book will help you to act in ways contrary to your nature. Finally, the book will help you to figure out how to best influence the behavior of your employees and coworkers, by designing incentives and changes to the work place that fit people's genetic predisposition.

Date: 2010
ISBN: 9780195373424
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