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WorkLife with Adam Grant

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WorkLife with Adam Grant

WorkLife with Adam Grant

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You spend a quarter of your life at work. You should enjoy it! Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to discover the keys to a better work life. From learning how to love your rivals to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again.

Latest Episodes

Bonus: Relationships at Work with Esther Perel

Work relationships are complicated. Who holds the power and why? What are effective ways to solve conflict? And how do you know when it’s time to walk away? Adam gets personal with therapist Esther Perel to explore the dynamics of trust, power, and people pleasing.

69 MIN3 d ago
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Bonus: Relationships at Work with Esther Perel

The Science of the Deal

Most of us negotiate in one of two ways: either you roll right over the other party, or you just roll over. But great negotiators refuse to believe that we have to choose between results and relationships. Sharpen your negotiation skills for both business and life with evidence and insights from a trio of negotiators who transformed their styles—and one who pulled off one of the most consequential agreements in human history.

37 MIN1 w ago
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The Science of the Deal

Burnout Is Everyone's Problem

Burnout seems to be everywhere. But it’s not inevitable. Come inside some high-pressure workplaces that have figured out how to fight exhaustion by redesigning jobs—and changing cultures.

41 MIN2 w ago
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Burnout Is Everyone's Problem

The Real Reason You Procrastinate

You procrastinate because you're lazy, right? Wrong. The truth is more complex—and far more interesting. Learn how to stop putting off important tasks ... with a little help from master procrastinator Margaret Atwood.

36 MIN3 w ago
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The Real Reason You Procrastinate

Bonus: Wild Work Advice with Cheryl Strayed

We’re constantly seeking advice about our work lives. Which job offer to take. When to quit. Whether to blow the whistle on a bad boss. But so much of the advice we get—and give—turns out to be bad. For some sage advice, Adam sought out master advice-giver Cheryl Strayed, the author of Wild.

32 MINFEB. 12
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Bonus: Wild Work Advice with Cheryl Strayed

Bonus: Fadbusting with Freakonomics

Open office plans. Learning styles. 10,000 hours of practice. Freakonomics host Stephen Dubner joins Adam for a live conversation to reveal why some popular workplace fads might be bogus—and what to do instead. This episode is made possible with the support of Accenture, Bonobos, Hilton, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

28 MIN2019 MAY. 20
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Bonus: Fadbusting with Freakonomics

When Strength Becomes Weakness

Excellence comes from doing what you do best—but you need to make sure you’re doing it at the right times. This episode is made possible with the support of JPMorgan Chase & Co., Accenture, Bonobos, and Hilton. Find the transcript at:go.ted.com/worklifeweakness

36 MIN2019 ABR. 23
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When Strength Becomes Weakness

Bouncing Back from Rejection

Learn how to face rejection—and even come out stronger because of it. This episode is made possible with the support of Hilton, Accenture, Bonobos, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Find the transcript at:go.ted.com/workliferejection

44 MIN2019 ABR. 16
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Bouncing Back from Rejection

How to Remember Anything

Memory is a skill you can learn -- and a powerful strategy every workplace can harness. This episode is made possible with the support of Accenture, Bonobos, Hilton, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Find the transcript at:go.ted.com/worklifememory

33 MIN2019 ABR. 9
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How to Remember Anything

The Office Without A**holes

How do you deal with jerks at work? And is it possible to eliminate them altogether? This episode is made possible with the support of Bonobos, Accenture, Hilton, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Find the transcript at:go.ted.com/worklifeaholes

41 MIN2019 ABR. 2
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The Office Without A**holes

Latest Episodes

Bonus: Relationships at Work with Esther Perel

Work relationships are complicated. Who holds the power and why? What are effective ways to solve conflict? And how do you know when it’s time to walk away? Adam gets personal with therapist Esther Perel to explore the dynamics of trust, power, and people pleasing.

69 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Bonus: Relationships at Work with Esther Perel

The Science of the Deal

Most of us negotiate in one of two ways: either you roll right over the other party, or you just roll over. But great negotiators refuse to believe that we have to choose between results and relationships. Sharpen your negotiation skills for both business and life with evidence and insights from a trio of negotiators who transformed their styles—and one who pulled off one of the most consequential agreements in human history.

37 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Science of the Deal

Burnout Is Everyone's Problem

Burnout seems to be everywhere. But it’s not inevitable. Come inside some high-pressure workplaces that have figured out how to fight exhaustion by redesigning jobs—and changing cultures.

41 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Burnout Is Everyone's Problem

The Real Reason You Procrastinate

You procrastinate because you're lazy, right? Wrong. The truth is more complex—and far more interesting. Learn how to stop putting off important tasks ... with a little help from master procrastinator Margaret Atwood.

36 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Real Reason You Procrastinate

Bonus: Wild Work Advice with Cheryl Strayed

We’re constantly seeking advice about our work lives. Which job offer to take. When to quit. Whether to blow the whistle on a bad boss. But so much of the advice we get—and give—turns out to be bad. For some sage advice, Adam sought out master advice-giver Cheryl Strayed, the author of Wild.

32 MINFEB. 12
Comments
Bonus: Wild Work Advice with Cheryl Strayed

Bonus: Fadbusting with Freakonomics

Open office plans. Learning styles. 10,000 hours of practice. Freakonomics host Stephen Dubner joins Adam for a live conversation to reveal why some popular workplace fads might be bogus—and what to do instead. This episode is made possible with the support of Accenture, Bonobos, Hilton, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

28 MIN2019 MAY. 20
Comments
Bonus: Fadbusting with Freakonomics

When Strength Becomes Weakness

Excellence comes from doing what you do best—but you need to make sure you’re doing it at the right times. This episode is made possible with the support of JPMorgan Chase & Co., Accenture, Bonobos, and Hilton. Find the transcript at:go.ted.com/worklifeweakness

36 MIN2019 ABR. 23
Comments
When Strength Becomes Weakness

Bouncing Back from Rejection

Learn how to face rejection—and even come out stronger because of it. This episode is made possible with the support of Hilton, Accenture, Bonobos, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Find the transcript at:go.ted.com/workliferejection

44 MIN2019 ABR. 16
Comments
Bouncing Back from Rejection

How to Remember Anything

Memory is a skill you can learn -- and a powerful strategy every workplace can harness. This episode is made possible with the support of Accenture, Bonobos, Hilton, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Find the transcript at:go.ted.com/worklifememory

33 MIN2019 ABR. 9
Comments
How to Remember Anything

The Office Without A**holes

How do you deal with jerks at work? And is it possible to eliminate them altogether? This episode is made possible with the support of Bonobos, Accenture, Hilton, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Find the transcript at:go.ted.com/worklifeaholes

41 MIN2019 ABR. 2
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The Office Without A**holes
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