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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 12h
To find out what companies value, look at the unique phrases that stand out in their job postings. :
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Adam Grant Dec 14
Dear disgraced men: when 80+ women have the courage to speak out about the violence you've done to their careers and lives, now might be the time to stop denying it.
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Adam Grant Dec 13
If you use an electronic device during a class or meeting, you learn and contribute less—and so do the people sitting near you. Long live unplugged interactions:
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Adam Grant Dec 12
Along with a support network, we should all have a challenge network: a group of people who give us tough feedback and push us to improve.
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Adam Grant Dec 12
Nudges are good: they steer people toward good decisions like saving and exercising. Boosts are better: they help people build the skills to make and sustain smart choices on their own.
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Adam Grant Dec 11
“It’s not the note you play that’s the wrong note—it’s the note you play afterwards that makes it right or wrong.” -Miles Davis
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Adam Grant Dec 10
When we climb the moral ladder, it can be lonely at the top. If we all questioned our moral superiority more often, we'd find more common ground.
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Adam Grant Dec 9
Overconfidence is a product of ignorance. Doubt is a sign of developing expertise. (I say this with 72% confidence)
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Adam Grant Dec 8
Mixing cultures fueled the rise of ancient Athens, Renaissance Florence, the Scottish Enlightenment, American democracy, and Silicon Valley. History is not your strength, but cultural diversity is ours: it makes us more creative and more civilized.
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Adam Grant Dec 8
To become more creative and productive, try at least one personal experiment each week. Experimentation is an act of humility—a willingness to prove yourself wrong. :
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Adam Grant Dec 7
It’s time for men to stop saying they advocate for women “as a father of daughters” and start saying they support women “as a human being.”
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Adam Grant Dec 6
Discrimination, harassment and rape have never been acceptable. They’ve just been accepted. That acceptance ends now. :
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Adam Grant Dec 5
Creativity is broadly distributed. Opportunity is not. Low-income, high-achieving students are less likely to become inventors than students from affluent families who do worse in school.
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Adam Grant Dec 4
To find the courage to speak up, let your fear of letting others down outweigh your fear of rocking the boat. -
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Adam Grant Dec 3
Practicing chess improves your skills at chess—but it doesn’t seem to make you smarter. The same goes for music (sorry, Baby Mozart):
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Adam Grant Dec 2
Success at work depends more on social skills today than it did in the past. There's a premium on coordination, negotiation, persuasion, and social perceptiveness:
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Adam Grant Dec 2
This is how to reach out to your role model: "I know I'm not the first to completely geek out over your work, and I won't be the last. But I can say with certainty that no one would be happier, more honored, or more psyched..."
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Adam Grant Dec 1
"I wasn't tired physically... No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in." -Rosa Parks
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Adam Grant Dec 1
Apparently, the opposite of a kindergarten teacher is a nuclear physicist. Fascinating tool maps which skills (people/things, data/ideas) are most and least relevant to your job:
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Adam Grant Nov 30
Here's some unsolicited advice: when people are struggling, don't give unsolicited advice. Instead, tell them they won't go through this alone—and show up for them. :
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