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Adam Grant

American,  Author
Total Quotes : 100
Worse Than Enemies

Frenemies are worse than enemies, and it's not just in the workplace.

- Adam Grant

Woman Evidence Half

As a man, it is true that I will never know what it is like to be a woman. As an organizational psychologist, though, I feel a responsibility to bring evidence to bear on dynamics of work life that affect all of us, not only half of us.

- Adam Grant

College Doing Date

For years, I believed that anything worth doing was worth doing early. In graduate school, I submitted my dissertation two years in advance. In college, I wrote my papers weeks early and finished my thesis four months before the due date. My roommates joked that I had a productive form of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

- Adam Grant

Purpose Lives Energizing

From a motivation perspective, helping others enriches the meaning and purpose of our own lives, showing us that our contributions matter and energizing us to work harder, longer, and smarter.

- Adam Grant

Book Unexpected Study

Being a magician taught me how powerful the element of surprise can be. In each book, I've tried to work that in - an unexpected twist in a story that reveals an insight, a counter intuitive study that turns your beliefs upside-down.

- Adam Grant

Important Equal Backing

For women to achieve equal representation in leadership roles, it's important that they have the backing of men as well as women.

- Adam Grant

Work About Competent

Bragging about yourself violates norms of modesty and politeness - and if you were really competent, your work would speak for itself.

- Adam Grant

May Hard Thwart

Creativity may be hard to nurture, but it's easy to thwart.

- Adam Grant

Initiative Dreaming Go

Creativity is generating ideas that are novel and useful. I define originals as people who go beyond dreaming up the ideas and take initiative to make their visions a reality.

- Adam Grant

Yes Being About

Being a giver is not about saying yes to all of the people all of the time to all of the requests.

- Adam Grant

Friendly Polite Agreeable

Agreeable people are warm and friendly. They're nice; they're polite. You find a lot of them in Canada.

- Adam Grant

Authenticity Too Also

Authenticity is a virtue. But just as you can have too little authenticity, you can also have too much.

- Adam Grant

Better Rest More

Geniuses don't have better ideas than the rest of us. They just have more of them.

- Adam Grant

Bad Tell Hire

I can't tell you that if you bring in a bunch of weird and different people, then a bunch of good things will happen. But I can tell you that if you hire a bunch of similar people and promote only the ones who are most similar, a bunch of bad things are likely to happen.

- Adam Grant

Friendly About Polite

Being a nice person is about courtesy: you're friendly, polite, agreeable, and accommodating. When people believe they have to be nice in order to give, they fail to set boundaries, rarely say no, and become pushovers, letting others walk all over them.

- Adam Grant

Means Firmly Outside World

Authenticity means erasing the gap between what you firmly believe inside and what you reveal to the outside world.

- Adam Grant

Book Think Me

I have two rules for a great book: make me think and make me smile.

- Adam Grant

Show Them About

By admitting your inadequacies, you show that you're self-aware enough to know your areas for improvement - and secure enough to be open about them.

- Adam Grant

Culture Amount Atrophy

A resilient culture has a certain amount of resistance embedded in it. Not so much to capsize it, but enough so that it doesn't atrophy.

- Adam Grant

Next Deal Next Morning

Complex tasks are often better handled in the back of our mind, and that's often true of creative tasks - when you have something complex to deal with in writing or research or responding to an email. I'll start working, put it aside, and sometimes I'll wake up the next morning with a solution, or I'll find one when I exercise.

- Adam Grant