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Books: GIVE AND TAKE, ORIGINALS, OPTION B. Podcast: WorkLife . prof. . Diver. Arguing like I'm right, listening like I'm wrong
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Students who are willing to admit when they don't know something learn more effectively and get better math grades. Intellectual humility fuels growth:
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Adam Grant May 21
People working in more colorful offices are more joyful and alert, friendlier, and more confident than those working in drab ones. Joy isn't a signal that you're not serious. It's a sign that you're curious and engaged. :
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Adam Grant May 20
After talking with a good listener, people's attitudes became more complex and less extreme. To get better at listening: tell someone you usually have trouble hearing that you’re working to improve, and you’ll listen for 3 or 5 minutes before responding.
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Adam Grant May 19
When parents model respectful conflict, kids become happier, more creative, and more helpful. Instead of avoiding arguments, they develop the will and skill to resolve them.
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Adam Grant May 18
When you're in a heated argument, stop and ask "What evidence would change your mind?" If the answer is nothing, there's no point in continuing the debate. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it think.
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Adam Grant May 17
When voicing dissent, don't preface it with “just to play devil’s advocate…” It signals that you don’t really believe in your argument, so we don’t need to take it seriously. Instead, try “I want to raise a perspective we haven’t considered…”
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Adam Grant May 16
One space vs. two spaces after a period is not a battle worth fighting. But for the record, you only need one, because two were for typewriters and we have computers now.
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Adam Grant May 15
If the reward for individual performance is promotion to manager, you end up promoting people who aren't motivated or qualified to manage. Instead, create two promotion tracks: one for leaders & one for individual contributors, with similar pay & prestige.
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Adam Grant May 14
The best way to learn something is to teach it. Not just because you understand it better after you explain it—but also because you remember it better after you retrieve it.
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Adam Grant May 13
It's time to stop recognizing female leaders, female doctors, and female coaches, and start praising them for being great leaders, doctors, and coaches. Greatness transcends gender. Happy :
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Adam Grant May 12
The seven deadly sins on social media...
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Adam Grant May 12
New study: college graduates have less racial and religious prejudice, but more ideological prejudice. The purpose of higher education is to open our minds to diverse viewpoints, not fuel intolerance of political beliefs that differ from our own.
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Adam Grant May 11
Our biggest regrets in life aren’t about failing to live up to others’ expectations. They’re about failing to live up to our own ideals.
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Adam Grant May 10
Ideas catch fire not because they're true, but because they're interesting. My debate with on what makes ideas interesting, how to avoid undesirable tasks, and why he roots against the underdog. :
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Adam Grant May 9
To exercise your creative muscles, work on a creative project every day for the sheer joy of it. is an engineer who would make Rube Goldberg proud, and her useless inventions will make you laugh out loud. :
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Adam Grant May 9
The character trait that helps kids succeed in math and reading: curiosity. The joy of discovery matters as much as self-control, and matters even more for low-income children. We need to teach kids to ask novel questions, not just give familiar answers.
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Adam Grant May 8
If you know someone who's always late, stop trying to convince them to show up on time. Just ask: "Will you be late today?" Intention questions set the stage for people to persuade themselves.
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Adam Grant May 7
INTJ: instead of taking the MBTI, you write a long post on why you refuse to take it. INTP: you take the Hogwarts Sorting Hat Test and the BuzzFeed quiz “What kind of potato are you?” Then analyze the patterns in Excel. It’s funny because it’s true.
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Adam Grant May 7
From 2005-2015, all net job growth in the American economy has been in unstable, contingent jobs. Instead of just focusing on job growth, it's time to track growth in job security.
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Adam Grant May 6
When offering advice, amateurs give a recommendation while experts give guidelines. Guidelines feature multiple recommendations, acknowledging that results will vary depending on the person and the situation. :
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