Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"For the Good of the Group"

In both sports and life some people surface as "team players." They are the folks that sacrifice individual interests for the good of all members of a team or group.

In life these folks might be labeled, "consistent contributors." A new study identified those folks as people who consistently give even when others don't. It seems these folks play an important leadership role and their example influences others to give monetarily, as well as, personally.

A new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, provides reassuring implications that even in a tight economy consistent contributors step forward.