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BOOK ADAM GRANT
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Book Adam Grant
- The top-ranked professor among the prestigious faculty of the Wharton School of Business.
- A regular contributor to the New York Times and author of the bestselling books Originals and Give and Take.
- Deeply passionate expert on original thinking, creative child rearing, and feminism in the workplace who puts theory into practice via innovative learning experiences.
Adam Grant is the top-ranked professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and a man of myriad interests. His research on work and psychology has rendered him a leading expert on original thinking, creative child rearing, and feminism in the workplace.
Grant earned a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan in less than three years and became a tenured Wharton professor while still in his twenties. Deeply passionate about cultivating successful habits and opportunities for all people, Grant enjoys sharing his insights with broad audiences. His 2016 TED talk on the surprising habits of original thinkers garnered Grant a standing ovation, and his New York Times articles on raising morally aware and creative children have generated over 300,000 “shares” apiece on social media.
A regular contributor to the NYT, Grant is also a bestselling author. His books include Originals, named one of Amazon’s best books of February 2016, and Give and Take, which earned plaudits in 2013 from Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Grant enjoys putting his theories into practice through innovative course projects that have earned him Excellence in Teaching Awards for every course he’s taught at Wharton. His students have earned over $325,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation through experiential learning experiences that develop their leadership, influence, networking, and collaboration talents. Grant serves on the board of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, as well as the Defense Operation Advisory Board at the Pentagon.
"Adam Grant is, plain and simple, one of the finest social scientists of his generation. But if that weren't enough, he is also one of the most accessible. He is the rare scholar whose work combines academic rigor with real-world practicality—which is why I read everything he writes and why an ever-growing audience is benefiting from his insights.
Dan Pink, bestselling author of To Sell Is Human, Drive and A Whole New Mind
Adam Grant was fantastic and response from the audience was also extremely positive. We had good engagement from the audience during the Q&A, and the majority who responded to our post-event survey rated Adam as Excellent. All in all, I'd say it was a success.
Adam Grant’s programs combine research-driven theoretical insight with lively illustrations that entertain as they inspire. A born teacher with a great sense of timing, Grant puts his own findings into practice as he encourages others to develop their own power and potential.
Influence is a common desire among business and organizational professionals. Grant’s research demonstrates that encouragement, teamwork, and encouraging others’ contributions can generate more influence than the posturing and power politics often associated with “influencers.”
Grant also helps audiences understand the potential of their social and professional networks to generate new ideas and cultivate better ways of doing business. Balancing trust with the possibilities of novel concepts can be a tricky road to navigate; Grant’s insights provide useful guidance.
Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success
In an interdependent world, interactions are a fundamental building block of success. To be effective in teams and service relationships, employees need skills in building networks, collaborating, talent management, persuasion and negotiating. Is there a consistent interaction style that drives both individual and organizational performance across these domains? Drawing on his new book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success (April 2013 from Viking), Adam introduces three fundamental styles of professional interaction, and demonstrates their profound implications for individual and collective performance. Adam reveals surprising insights about what it takes to develop productive interactions, and how leaders, managers and employees can use this knowledge to build richer networks, more innovative teams and more rewarding service relationships.
Innovation, Collaboration and Social Networks: Where Do Good Ideas Come From?
To innovate, organizations need access to fresh ideas for developing original, useful products, services, and process. Many of these ideas are hidden in our professional networks, but most of us fail to access them. We make the mistake of relying on close colleagues, whose knowledge and perspectives tend to be redundant with our own. Although we can gain more efficient access to novel information through our acquaintances, these weak ties pose a different challenge: it is difficult to trust them. Synthesizing new evidence and the habits of exceptional networkers and innovators, Adam examines strategies for managing this innovation paradox of balancing trust and novel information in our networks. Adam shows audiences how to identify the key contacts in their networks and leverage untapped opportunities for innovation.
To the Giver Go the Spoils: Driving Organizational Success by Building a Culture of Contributors
Culture is a foundation from which successful organizations are built—but many struggle in creating an environment in which employees can be both fulfilled and effective in their work. What exactly is it that makes some organizations paragons of growth and success, while others have a hard time getting the right things done? Based on a decade of research and consulting with Fortune 500 companies, Wharton professor and author Adam Grant argues that the highest-performing organizations are the ones that embrace an ethos where helpfulness—and sharing knowledge and skills across an organization—is at the core of organizational values and norms. In this dynamic presentation, Grant outlines the strategies and practices that leaders can use to build a culture of contributors, which in turn proven to increase revenue, efficiency, and stakeholder satisfaction.
The Power of Powerless Communication: The New Rules for Influencing Others
In the quest for influence, we often strike a dominant pose, relying on assertiveness and authority to overpower others. Although this approach can succeed in the short run, it often sacrifices the respect and trust of the very people we hope to influence in the long run. Is there a more sustainable path to influence? Using revolutionary studies and rich stories from inside companies, Adam highlights the power of powerless communication. He shows how counterintuitive techniques such as asking questions, expressing uncertainty, and talking tentatively can actually increase success in selling, persuading, and negotiating. Adam delivers actionable insights for leaders, managers and employees about how to be modest and influence people.
Building and Leading Effective Teams: How to Foster Teamwork and
We regularly rotate people in and out of teams, assuming that employees can carry their knowledge and skills with them. Yet pioneering evidence shows that in a wide range of settings, from surgery and software development to airline cockpits and professional basketball, when it comes to teamwork, the whole is usually less than the sum of the parts. Combining cutting-edge science and experience consulting with renowned organizations, Adam highlights pitfalls and best practices in designing and managing teams, outlining novel, practical steps for increasing team performance.
Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
A groundbreaking New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller that is captivating readers of Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, The Power of Habit, and Quiet.
For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.
Using his own pioneering research as Wharton's youngest tenured professor, Grant shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success. Although some givers get exploited and burn out, the rest achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries. Combining cutting-edge evidence with captivating stories, this landmark book shows how one of America's best networkers developed his connections, why the creative genius behind one of the most popular shows in television history toiled for years in anonymity, how a basketball executive responsible for multiple draft busts transformed his franchise into a winner, and how we could have anticipated Enron's demise four years before the company collapsed—without ever looking at a single number.
Praised by bestselling authors such as Dan Pink, Tony Hsieh, Dan Ariely, Susan Cain, Dan Gilbert, Gretchen Rubin, Bob Sutton, David Allen, Robert Cialdini, and Seth Godin—as well as senior leaders from Google, McKinsey, Merck, Estée Lauder, Nike, and NASA—Give and Take highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common. This landmark book opens up an approach to success that has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.