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Give and Take: helpfulness as a key to success

April 9, 2013

GUEST: ADAM GRANT

Are you sick of being the patient doormat at work, passed by the fierce, ambitious type of co-worker who always seems to get ahead? Well, nice guys and gals may finish first, according to our guest, ADAM GRANT. The Wharton School’s youngest tenured professor stands out in the crowded field of organizational psychology, as he emphasizes the virtue of helpfulness that may be the key to success. We’ll talk to Grant about how he divides people into ‘takers,’ ‘matchers,’ and ‘givers,’ and studies how networking, negotiation and collaboration are helpful in getting ahead professionally. His new book is “Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success.

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