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WorkLife with Adam Grant

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We spend a quarter of our lives at work, but too little time thinking about how to make it better. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside unconventional workplaces to explore the ideas we can all use to make work more meaningful and creative.

We spend a quarter of our lives at work, but too little time thinking about how to make it better. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside unconventional workplaces to explore the ideas we can all use to make work more meaningful and creative.
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United States

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TED

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We spend a quarter of our lives at work, but too little time thinking about how to make it better. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside unconventional workplaces to explore the ideas we can all use to make work more meaningful and creative.

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English


Episodes

Bonus: A Debate with Malcolm Gladwell

5/10/2018
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In a special live taping at the 92nd Street Y in New York, Adam talks with Revisionist History's Malcolm Gladwell about how to avoid doing highly undesirable tasks, what makes an idea interesting, and why Malcolm thinks we shouldn't root for the underdog. This episode is brought to you by Accenture, Bonobos, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Warby Parker.

Duration:00:54:24

#MeToo with Ashley Judd, Ronan Farrow, and Tarana Burke

4/25/2018
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To find out how to stop sexual harassment at work, Adam talks with three powerful voices of the #MeToo movement: its founder Tarana Burke, Pulitzer Prize-winner Ronan Farrow, and silence breaker Ashley Judd. This episode is brought to you by Accenture, Bonobos, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Warby Parker.

Duration:00:36:17

When Work Takes Over Your Life

4/18/2018
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Technology is making it harder than ever to disconnect, but it might be easier than you think. To learn about setting boundaries, Adam talks with entrepreneur Arianna Huffington, leaders who have taken bold steps to ban emails at odd hours in their workplaces, and an FBI hostage negotiator who has surprising advice on saying no. This episode is brought to you by JPMorgan Chase & Co., Accenture, Bonobos, and Warby Parker.

Duration:00:37:34

A World Without Bosses

4/11/2018
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Being your own boss can be liberating, but it can also be paralyzing. Adam talks with author Dan Pink about the challenges of working for ourselves and visits a tomato paste company, Morning Star, that has run successfully for decades without bosses. This episode is brought to you by Bonobos, Accenture, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Warby Parker.

Duration:00:34:26

Faking Your Emotions at Work

4/4/2018
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You manage your own emotions at work—and your coworkers’ and customers’ emotions too. How do you do that without burning out? To find out how to get into character, deliver a great performance, and avoid exhaustion, Adam talks with actor John Lithgow and takes you inside the call center at Zappos and the hospitality philosophy of an acclaimed restauranteur. This episode is brought to you by Accenture, Bonobos, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Warby Parker.

Duration:00:33:40

How Astronauts Build Trust

3/28/2018
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Astronauts on the International Space Station live in capsules together for months. And yes, they can get on each other's nerves. A crew of astronauts from different countries -- and the wilderness trainer who was called in for an emergency intervention -- share fresh insights about handling conflict and building trust. This episode is brought to you by Accenture, Bonobos, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Warby Parker.

Duration:00:34:19

Is Your Personality More Flexible Than You Think?

3/21/2018
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We’re often wrong about personality. Not just other people’s, but our own. I talk with quiet revolutionary Susan Cain, and I visit one of America’s best places to work, to explore how you can understand what your traits really are—and how you can stretch beyond them. Hint: you might not be an introvert ... or an extrovert. This episode is brought to you by Warby Parker, Accenture, Bonobos and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Have a question about work that you'd like to ask Adam? Drop us a line at...

Duration:00:32:08

The Team of Humble Narcissists

3/14/2018
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The Butler Bulldogs have a habit of shocking college basketball fans during the NCAA finals, by beating top teams with far bigger stars. How do they do it? Adam Grant talks to Butler players, as well as to Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens, "Moneyball" author Michael Lewis, and the "No-Stats All-Star" Shane Battier, to reveal how a culture of humility can propel a team – of any kind – to greater heights.

Duration:00:33:10

Dear Billionaire, I Give You a D-Minus

2/28/2018
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In most workplaces, criticizing your boss is a great way to lose your job. At Bridgewater Associates, you can be fired for NOT criticizing your boss. We grill founder Ray Dalio and a series of employees to figure out how this kind of radical transparency works in real life -- and how we can all get better at dishing it out (and taking it). This episode is brought to you by Bonobos, Accenture, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Warby Parker.

Duration:00:34:34

Coming soon! WorkLife with Adam Grant

2/7/2018
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What do the Daily Show, the Boston Celtics, and NASA all have in common? They’re about to change the way you think about work. Launching February 28th.

Duration:00:02:15

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