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Adam Grant was fantastic and response from the audience was also extremely positive. We had good engagement from the audience during the Q&A, and the majority who responded to our post-event survey rated Adam as Excellent. All in all, I'd say it was a success.
Skillsoft
Adam Grant was very well received by our audience. He was an absolute delight and we enjoyed hosting him. His presentation was energetic, informative and he built in enough humor into his presentation that it kept it light and entertaining. There were lots of questions from the audience so good audience interaction was/is always a good sign. In short, I believe that the learning was great and that everyone left with information that they could take away and apply.
Presidents of Enterprising Organizations
Adam Grant is, plain and simple, one of the finest social scientists of his generation. But if that weren't enough, he is also one of the most accessible. He is the rare scholar whose work combines academic rigor with real-world practicality - which is why I read everything he writes and why an ever-growing audience is benefiting from his insights.
Dan Pink, bestselling author of To Sell Is Human, Drive and A Whole New Mind
Adam Grant got our Annual Meeting off to a terrific start with such a great and provocative message for our members. Just truly fantastic! And, a great conversation starter for the rest of the meeting.
American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

Adam Grant

Professor, The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and Author, Give and Take and Originals

Named one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers and one of the Fortune’s 40 under 40, Adam Grant is a leading expert on promoting collaboration, innovation, and resilience.

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Resilience at Work

Every organization faces adversity—from external disruption and internal errors to customer complaints and employee conflicts. And we all face our own professional challenges, from failure to rejection to disappointment. Adam Grant and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg started exploring how we can build resilience in ourselves and our teams. This talk extends beyond their best-selling book Option B to cover what it takes to increase the strength and speed of our response to adversity at work. With vivid examples and eye-opening evidence, Adam illuminates how we can learn to confront our weaknesses, maintain our motivation after making mistakes, and embrace the criticism that we normally avoid. He also shares how leaders can create psychological safety and challenge people to improve without threatening their egos. Can you handle it?

 

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

To survive and thrive, organizations need original thinking. Yet most individuals stay silent instead of voicing their best ideas—and many leaders stifle dissent rather than encouraging it. Drawing on his blockbuster new book, Originals, Adam Grant explores how we can all get better at recognizing and championing new ideas, how to overcome fear and doubt and how to build cultures that welcome diverse perspectives and honest feedback. He reveals why late entrants typically beat first movers, friendly managers end up being the least supportive, devil’s advocates often backfire but contrarian opinions are useful even when they’re wrong, and the values that help organizations prosper early on are the same ones that thwart their growth later. Grant’s insights on unleashing originality have been praised by J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson, Malcolm Gladwell, Sheryl Sandberg and Peter Thiel, and this talk brings them to life in ways that are both surprising and entertaining.

Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead?

Why do some people rise to the top, while others sink to the bottom? For generations, we have focused on the individual forces that shape success: motivation, talent and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. Building on his New York Times best-selling book, Give and Take, Adam introduces three fundamental styles of professional interaction and demonstrates their profound implications for individual performance. He reveals surprising insights about what it takes to develop productive interactions, and how leaders, managers and employees can use this understanding to build richer networks, more innovative teams and more rewarding service relationships.

Givers Take All: Creating a Culture of Productive Generosity

Culture is a cornerstone of success, but many leaders struggle in managing the cultures of their teams and organizations. Based on a decade of research and consulting with Fortune 500 companies, including recent projects at JetBlue, Goldman Sachs, Teach For America and Warby Parker, Adam Grant argues that the highest-performing organizations are the ones that embrace an ethos of knowledge sharing, helping and mentoring. In this dynamic presentation, Adam outlines the key strategies for building a culture of productive generosity. He covers how leaders and organizations can improve practices around selection and hiring, recognition and rewards, and collaboration and coordination to boost revenue, efficiency and satisfaction.

Meet Adam Grant

Named one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers and one of the Fortune’s 40 under 40, Adam Grant is a leading expert on promoting collaboration, innovation, and resilience.

Adam Grant, Wharton’s top-rated teacher and a New York Times writer on work and psychology, specializes in building productive cultures of generosity and originality. He received a standing ovation for his 2016 TED talk on Originals, his #1 New York Times bestseller on how individuals champion new ideas and leaders fight groupthink. Adam’s keynote speaking audiences include Facebook and Google, the NBA, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan, Merck and Johnson & Johnson, Disney Pixar and Amazon, BCG and GE, the U.S. Army and Navy, and the Aspen Institute, SXSW, the World Economic Forum. His two TED talks have been viewed over 7 million times, he was voted the audience’s favorite speaker at The Nantucket Project, and his insights have been praised by J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson, and Malcolm Gladwell. His first book, Give and Take, was named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has been profiled on the TODAY Show, Charlie Rose, and in The New York Times Magazine cover story “Is giving the secret to getting ahead?” His third book, Option B with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, debuts in April (2017) on facing adversity and building resilience.

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