If you're thinking about asking your boss for a raise, you had better consider whether he or she is happy first. Supervisors' incidental emotions – the results of seemingly insignificant events, such as whether the sun is shining or whether the boss' spouse gave him or her a kiss on the way out the door – play important roles in their decisions to grant or deny raise requests, according to researchers at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. Learn more about their research, published in Psychological Science, by reading a piece I wrote for California magazine.

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