Adam Grant

Adam Grant

@AdamMGrant

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Organizational psychologist @Wharton. Books: GIVE AND TAKE, ORIGINALS, OPTION B. Podcast: WorkLife @TEDTalks. Diver. Success is helping others succeed.

Philadelphia, USA
Joined on January 04, 2013
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Too many of our impressions of others are based on too few clues.

It's like the Kanizsa illusion: we only see corners, but our minds fill in a full triangle.

When interpreting people's words and actions, be careful not to fill in what you can't see.

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Too many of our impressions of others are based on too few clues. It's like the Kanizsa illusion: we only see corners, but our minds fill in a full triangle. When interpreting people's words and actions, be careful not to fill in what you can't see. https://t.co/oAWvWBaj2F https://t.co/G1sAvYkrCd

Weak leaders start by praising themselves and criticizing others. They take credit and give blame. Strong leaders begin by criticizing themselves and praising others. They take responsibility and give credit. #SaturdayThoughts

If you think you have to dumb down an idea to explain it, you're not giving your audience enough credit. If people don't understand your idea, start with the assumption that you haven't explained it well. The goal of communication is clarity, not simplicity. #FridayThoughts

On an analytic test, men and women did equally well, but men rated themselves 33% higher. It's not just confidence; women know they face backlash for violating humility norms. Let's stop punishing women who self-promote—and stop rewarding men who do. https://t.co/lZ78qvzAJA

I believe in freedom of speech, but not freedom of megaphone.

We don't have to cancel every person whose words we find objectionable, but we don't have to amplify their voices either.

#WednesdayWisdom https://t.co/3zYtuAdf7C

I believe in freedom of speech, but not freedom of megaphone. We don't have to cancel every person whose words we find objectionable, but we don't have to amplify their voices either. #WednesdayWisdom https://t.co/3zYtuAdf7C

Of all the social comparisons we make, one of the most pointless is whose pain hurts more. Suffering is not a competition. It’s a time for compassion. Loss is hard. Full stop. Whether it’s someone you loved up close or someone you admired from afar, you have the right to grieve

Social skills contribute as much to group performance as individual IQ.

New data: team players add value in part by motivating  everyone else to work harder.

The smartest individuals aren't always the ones who make the team smarter.

#MondayMotivation https://t.co/oKwFIukWXX https://t.co/UcGcX8GamR

Social skills contribute as much to group performance as individual IQ. New data: team players add value in part by motivating everyone else to work harder. The smartest individuals aren't always the ones who make the team smarter. #MondayMotivation https://t.co/oKwFIukWXX https://t.co/UcGcX8GamR

Critics start dialogue. Bullies shut it down. Critics appeal to reason and offer evidence. Bullies appeal to fear and make accusations. Critics welcome challenges as learning opportunities. Bullies denounce challengers as ignorant or malicious. https://t.co/lGyhGDcAiP

Criticism and protest aren't violations of patriotism. They're expressions of patriotism. America was founded on the courage of rebels who fought for freedom to speak and stand against oppression. True loyalty is challenging those in power to live up to our ideals. #Happy4th

When the world seems to be falling apart, it's easy to feel a loss of control. The best cure for helplessness is helpfulness. You might try generosity day. Set aside an hour a week for people you can help and problems you can solve. Small wins restore efficacy. #FridayFeeling

Hey managers: don't ask people what they earned in their last job. When states banned salary history Qs, pay increased: 5% for job changers overall 8% for women 13% for African-Americans Pay people what they're worth today, not what they made yesterday. https://t.co/XbRc7aKeMC

Great mentors aren't like The Godfather. Their gifts don't come with strings attached. All we owe them is to reach the potential they see in us. We don't need to pay it back, but we can pay it forward. It honors their time and spreads the norm of generosity. #WednesdayWisdom

Dear employers: stop requiring college degrees in job postings. It systematically disadvantages those who acquire skills through alternative routes—especially people of color. There's nothing you learn in college that you can't learn elsewhere. @pqblair https://t.co/ULRpi4VB9p

Character can be forged through hardship, but it's also revealed by hardship. A sign of integrity is standing by our principles even when the chips are down. A mark of generosity and gratitude is helping and appreciating others even when we're in pain. #MondayMotivation

A common mistake of youth: Defining impact as the size of audience we reach, instead of the difference we make to each person we reach. Meaning comes more from mattering to a few than from being known by many. @ceisenstein #SundayThoughts https://t.co/MFm5Anbsi7

We listen too much to people who think fast and shallow, and too little to people who think slow and deep. Being quick on their feet may make them sound smart, but it doesn’t mean they’re wise. #SaturdayThoughts

Leaders are finally taking action to build anti-racist workplaces. Organizational psychologists and management researchers have been studying how to do this for years. Here's a starting list of experts. Please add yours: #FF #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/xVDtRG9r5u

Bad leaders fear criticism. Good leaders listen to criticism. Great leaders have the courage to criticize themselves. Bad leaders see praise as a sign of success. Good leaders see praise as sign of progress. Great leaders see praise as a learning opportunity. #ThursdayThoughts

Parenting isn't like carpentry, where we make a plan to mold a particular shape and repair problems as they arise. It's more like gardening, where we plant seeds and care for them while giving them the space to bloom. @AlisonGopnik #WednesdayWisdom https://t.co/xWd387uafo

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