STOUT Inspiration + Action To Accelerate Your Week
Get inspired by Adam Grant’s unconventional influence and then use our Stout Action Plan to boost your motivation.
↳ Adam Grant
Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and author who has been recognized as Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s top-rated professor for seven straight years, one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and one of Fortune‘s 40 under 40.
He is the author of four New York Times bestselling books: Give and Take, Originals, Option B, and Power Moves and the host of WorkLife, a chart-topping TED original podcast.
Grant upended decades of conventional motivational thinking with the thesis that giving unselfishly to colleagues or clients can lead to one’s own long-term success and is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives.
Success doesn’t measure a human being, effort does.
– Adam Grant
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Throw out your 10-year career plan. Plan for what you want to learn and contribute in the next year.
Posted by Adam Grant on Saturday, December 8, 2018
↳ 3-Step Plan To Boost Your Drive To Succeed
❶ Develop Daring
Are you willing to take a chance? Grant notes that “To become original, you have to try something new, which means accepting some measure of risk.” The best risks are calculated– so take a good inventory, pack your parachute well and you can step off that career cliff with confidence that even a wild ride will have a good landing.
❷ Show AND Tell
Wondering why no one is onboard with your ideas? Grant has two reasons that ring true:
1- “If you want people to take risks, you need to first show what’s wrong with the present”
2- “We often undercommunicate our ideas. They’re already so familiar to us that we underestimate how much exposure an audience needs to comprehend and buy into them.”
Spell out what you’re trying to improve and exactly how you plan to make it happen to light the fire and reach your next objective!
❸ Unleash Ingenuity
Grant notes that “The greatest “shapers” (independent thinkers who act in the face of risk) don’t stop at introducing originality into the world. They create cultures that unleash originality in others.” One of Grant’s main tenants is that giving unselfishly to benefit colleagues or clients can boost your long-term success, so start sharing to accelerate your growth.
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