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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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Adam Grant 1h
To raise resilient kids, show them that they matter: other people notice them, care about them, and rely on them.
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Adam Grant 23h
Most failures are caused not by bad apples, but by bad barrels. It's not you. It's not me. It's us: :
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Adam Grant Apr 22
Performance metrics tend to favor the hare, but often the best work comes from the tortoise. My chat w/:
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Adam Grant Apr 21
Stop apologizing for how long it takes to reply to emails. I'm very sorry for my delay in sharing this:
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Adam Grant Apr 20
What holds many women back from pursuing leadership roles? Lack of opportunity, not lack of motivation or ambition:
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Adam Grant Apr 19
“You waste years by not being able to waste hours” If you never do nothing, you miss out on reflection & creativity:
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Adam Grant Apr 18
Pressure to be happy can make people sad. Let's not forget that people's emotions often mirror their world.
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Adam Grant Apr 17
Having one black teacher in elementary school reduces odds that black students drop out of high school by 29%.
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Adam Grant Apr 16
Great stories are sequences of rise & fall: Icarus (rise-fall) Cinderella (rise-fall-rise) Oedipus (fall-rise-fall).
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Adam Grant Apr 15
When you’re in pain, expressing emotion isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of humanity.
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Adam Grant Apr 14
When you want help, asking 6 people face-to-face works as well as emailing 200 people. Long live actual interaction:
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Adam Grant Apr 13
Resilience is not a fixed personality trait. It's a lifelong project.
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Adam Grant Apr 12
Dear managers: focus less on what people say in job interviews & more on what they do in job-relevant situations.
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Adam Grant Apr 11
#1 driver of engagement isn't having a best friend at work or using strengths. It's pride in the organization:
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Adam Grant Apr 10
"Creation is a patient search." -Architect Le Corbusier
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Adam Grant Apr 9
The internet made this in 72 hours. Each person did one pixel at a time, with a few minutes between each. Amazing:
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Adam Grant Apr 9
Many originals are late bloomers: average patent applicant is 47, & most valuable often come from inventors over 55.
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Adam Grant Apr 8
We talk about ourselves 30% of the time in face-to-face conversations... but 80% of the time online. Yikes :
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Adam Grant Apr 7
Bosses beware: people who flatter you to your face are more likely to badmouth you behind your back.
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Adam Grant Apr 6
Character is revealed not by how many powerful people you impress, but how you treat people who lack power.
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