I recently stumbled upon Adam Grant after reading an article in The Atlantic titled “How to Succeed Professionally by Helping Others”. It gave me a sense of hope! I’ve struggled with the idea that I have to look out for myself first, it’s not my natural response. So you can imagine how delighted I was to find an article where the words helping others and having professional success were in the same sentence.
There was a link in the article which took me to Adam Grant’s website and his book “Give and Take”. I sat and watched all of his videos on his website and scoured the web for Ted Talks and other interviews. His research was very interesting and definitely a great message worth spreading! I of course ordered the book and loved it! I highly recommend adding to your book list. Are you a giver, matcher or taker? Don’t forget to let me know!
There are lots of great video interviews out there, but I decided to post Adam Grant’s presentation from the Wharton Leadership Conference, 2012.
The presentation slides are here.