Book Talk: Give and Take by Adam Grant

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Give and Take
For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. Using his pioneering research as Wharton’s youngest tenured professor, Adam Grant has found that, at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers or givers. Grant uses current, real-world examples to show how these styles have a surprising impact on success.Grant’s highly-praised book, Give and Take, covers topics like:

-The dangers and rewards of giving more than you get
-How to be modest and influence people
-Why some givers burn out while others are on fire
-Overcoming the doormat effect
-How givers, takers and matchers build networks
The AGF Professional Development Affinity Group will host a Book Talk to discuss Give and Take and how we, as professionals, fit into Grant’s categories of giving.To prepare for the Book Talk, we recommend the following:

“The more I help out, the more successful I become. But I measure success in what it has done for the people around me. That is the real accolade.”
– Adam Grant, Give and Take

A special thanks to the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust for sponsoring this affinity group!

Registration is required. This program is only open to funders.