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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

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

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

May Hard Thwart

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

- 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

Better Rest More

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

- Adam Grant

Big Ahead Before

I'm a precrastinator. Yes, that's an actual term. You know that panic you feel a few hours before a big deadline when you haven't done anything yet? I just feel that a few months ahead of time.

- 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

Ironic Through Still

It's ironic that when you go through a tragedy, you appreciate more. You realize how fragile life is and that there are so many things to still be thankful for.

- 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

Help Leaders Lot

I spend a lot of my time trying to help leaders build cultures of productive givers.

- 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

Book Think Me

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

- Adam Grant

Thought Need Genuinely

To get real diversity of thought, you need to find the people who genuinely hold different views and invite them into the conversation.

- Adam Grant

Expert Making Having

When making decisions about people, stop confusing experience with evidence. Just as owning a car doesn't make you an expert on engines, having a brain doesn't mean you understand psychology.

- 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

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