Adam Grant is a professor at the Wharton School, andNew York Times bestselling author of Give and Take. His new book is called Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World (Viking, February 2016), and it’s about how we can champion our best ideas—and leaders can encourage others to think differently, speak up, and make a meaningful difference.
We hope you enjoy this illuminating talk on givers, takers, and originals, between Adam and ExecuNet CMO, Tony Vlahos.
- (0:40) How being a “giver” can make your career
- (1:40) Some concrete ways to be a giver at work
- (2:37) Why “takers”have a tough time advancing their careers
- (3:30) Do our motives really matter?
- (4:35) Giving, taking … and mutual back-scratching
- (6:12) What it means to be an “original”
- (6:45) Sheep walkers … and speed-dating the boss
- (8:40) How to originate something new without risking it all
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