- Corporate Culture
Audience & Industry
- Senior Management Groups
- The Professional Services Industry
- The Technology Industry
Named one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and one of Fortune’s 40 under 40, Adam Grant is a leading expert on leadership and culture.
Adam Grant, Wharton’s top-rated professor, specializes in making workplaces more collaborative, creative, and productive. His TED talks have been viewed more than 16 million times, and he received a standing ovation at TED in 2016. His keynote speaking audiences include Google, the NBA, the Gates Foundation, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan, Merck and Johnson & Johnson, Disney Pixar and Amazon, and the Aspen Institute, SXSW, Dreamforce, and the World Economic Forum. Adam is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of four books that have sold over two million copies and been translated into 35 languages: Give and Take, Originals, Option B, and Power Moves. Adam’s insights have been praised by J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson, Bill and Melinda Gates, Malcolm Gladwell, and Malala Yousafzai. He hosts the TED original podcast WorkLife, which has spent two weeks as the #1 show on the Apple chart, writes for The New York Times on work and psychology, and serves on the Department of Defense Innovation Board. He has been profiled on Good Morning America, the Today Show, and in The New York Times Magazine cover story “Is giving the secret to getting ahead?”
TED: The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers
TED: Are You a Giver or a Taker?
Interactive Keynote: Adam Grant - SXSW 2017
Millenials, Motivation and the Changing World of Work
Talks at GS: The Psychology of Resilience
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.
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.
Resilience at Work: A Fireside Chat with Adam Grant
In this fireside chat, Adam will field questions about how to build resilience in ourselves and our teams. 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. Building on his bestselling book Option B with Sheryl Sandberg, Adam engages in lively dialogue about how we can confront our weaknesses, maintain our motivation after making mistakes, and embrace the criticism that we normally avoid. He also covers vivid examples and eye-opening evidence about supporting our colleagues when they face hardship and creating the psychological safety to voice and solve real problems. This conversation can be done with an interviewer of your choice.
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 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
Our session was incredible! As you had promised, Adam was superb in every way. His generosity of time, energy, knowledge, and spirit was incredible. We could not have asked for more.Philadelphia Society of People & Strategy (PSPS)
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
We received very positive feedback on Adam’s presentation and we are appreciative of the customization of his remarks to the financial services industry.PIMCO
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
Originals: How Nonconformists Move the World Forward (opens in a new tab)