I opened my email up to an article titled, "Are you faking it?" and laughed out loud.
Then…I read about a study designed by some heavy-duty psychologists and thought, "Wow, there's something here."
Why do you want to be more productive? Really?
I read an HBR update recently, a quick note about a study coordinated by Francesca Gino and Michael I. Norton of Harvard Business School and Dan Ariely of Duke University. For quite some time, they have looked at the psychological effects of what happens when people are faking success.