Think Again: Adam Grant on the Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

In this episode, Wharton’s top-rated professor and organizational psychologist Adam Grant invites us to examine the critical leadership skill of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds, making you a stronger and more flexible leader in the process. In an increasingly divided world, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. The result is that we can become siloed in … [ more ]

2016 Session | Women, Work and Life: How to Give and Take

Women do the lion’s share of helping, mentoring, and office housework. Adam Grant, Wharton’s top-rated professor and coauthor with Sheryl Sandberg of the New York Times series on women and work, will explore how to contribute to others without sacrificing yourself. Using surprising studies and actionable cases, Adam will cover how to be generous without burning out and getting burned, so that no good deed goes punished. Play in … [ more ]

In Praise of First Jobs

Even mindless first jobs can prove to be invaluable experiences. How else would some of us know how to carry six plates at a time or fold sweaters so neatly? On a more serious note, starter stints can teach useful lessons about people, ourselves and the nature of work. Check out what initiated some of our 2016 speakers into the world of gainful employment—and what they learned.

Adam Grant on the Kind of Giving That Gets You Ahead

Being Masters-of-the-Universe-ruthless is so last century. Now, most of us know that nice guys (and gals) do come in first, more so than cutthroats, thanks to Adam Grant’s New York Times bestseller Give and Take. And soon, with the February release of his new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, we’ll stop suppressing our maverick sides, too. Here, the Wharton professor talks about the kind of giving that gets … [ more ]

CFW SURVEY: ‘I Care’ and the Other Reasons You Do ‘Office Housework’

Editing a colleague’s report, taking meeting notes, refilling the printer paper tray—the non-job-description stuff you do at work to help someone, your team or the company at large has a name. “Office housework”—and as at home, the bulk of it falls to women, who mostly do it to little acknowledgment, let alone acclaim, reported Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant in a recent New York Times article. What’s more, they say, … [ more ]