The Problem with Being a Top Performer

Research demonstrates the ways coworkers punish star employees

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By Francesca Gino

The top performers in their fields — from LeBron James to Oprah Winfrey to Bill Gates — seem to have it all. Through a combination of talent, drive, and hard work, they lead their organizations to the next level. In fact, according to a recent…

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