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Adam Grant
Author: GIVE AND TAKE, ORIGINALS, OPTION B. professor. writer: work & psychology. Diver. Arguing like I'm right, listening like I'm wrong
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"It's pointless to be hopeless. Being hopeless wastes your present and your future."
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Adam Grant Jun 24
Change starts not with a call to action, but with emotion: frustration with the status quo & passion for improvement
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Adam Grant Jun 23
Worldwide, 91% of the children killed by guns are American. Whoa. We need better gun safety and better gun control.
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Adam Grant Jun 22
In apologies, saying "sorry" matters less than taking responsibility: "This is my problem & I'm going to fix it."
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Adam Grant Jun 21
Families don't distract us; they motivate us. Our new data: women working to support family are 10% more productive.
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Adam Grant Jun 20
Being quick to criticize and slow to praise makes managers feel tough, but it doesn't motivate employees.
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Adam Grant Jun 19
To make better choices, imagine the chain reaction of future consequences. Hit snooze ➔ miss breakfast ➔ bad mood.
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Adam Grant Jun 18
Great fathers don't tell children how to live; they show them how to live. (And tell bad jokes.) Happy :
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Adam Grant Jun 17
Definition of a stupid choice: it's bad for you & bad for others. A smart choice is good for you & good for others.
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Adam Grant Jun 16
Everyone should be able to afford an education. Big step forward : free tuition to MI families earning <$65k.
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Adam Grant Jun 15
Motivating language has 3 key elements: it provides meaning, shows care, and gives direction.
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Adam Grant Jun 14
If you want people to innovate, stop rewarding good results based on bad processes & start rewarding bad results based on good processes.
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Adam Grant Jun 13
Before trying to solve a problem, ask whether there's a better problem to solve. :
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Adam Grant Jun 12
One of the keys to greatness is worrying that you might not be great tomorrow. My interview w/Jimmy Iovine:
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Adam Grant Jun 11
This is productive procrastination: putting off exciting tasks as rewards for powering through dull ones.
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Adam Grant Jun 10
Focus less on doing better than others, more on making others better. Status is fleeting; likeability lasts.
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Adam Grant Jun 9
Instead of multitasking, try interval training: 45-90 minutes of focused work, followed by 10-15-minute breaks.
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Adam Grant Jun 8
“Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions” discourages people from speaking up about the biggest problems—the ones they can't solve alone
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Adam Grant Jun 7
To create new solutions, we need new problem statements. Don't think outside the box; describe the box differently.
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Adam Grant Jun 6
In 40 countries, people think CEOs should earn 4-5x the average worker. In big US companies, CEOs make 350x. :
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