Adam Grant

Organizational Psychologist, The Wharton School of Business; Bestselling Author; Host: WorkLife, a TED Original Podcast

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    Adam Grant

    Organizational Psychologist, The Wharton School of Business; Bestselling Author; Host: WorkLife, a TED Original Podcast

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: USA

    Adam Grant is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Speaker Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author who explores the science of motivation, generosity, original thinking, and rethinking

    Adam Grant Speaker Biography

    Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for 7 straight years. As an organizational psychologist, he is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, rethink assumptions, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s 40 under 40.

    ​He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 5 books that have sold millions of copies and been translated into 45 languages: Think Again, Give and Take, Originals, Option B, and Power Moves. His books have been named among the year’s best by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. His viral piece on languishing was the most-read New York Times article of 2021 and the most-saved article across all platforms.

    Adam hosts WorkLife, a chart-topping TED original podcast. His TED talks on languishing, original thinkers, and givers and takers have been viewed more than 30 million times. He has received a standing ovation at TED and was voted the audience’s favorite speaker at The Nantucket Project. His speaking and consulting clients include Google, the NBA, Bridgewater, and the Gates Foundation. He writes on work and psychology for the New York Times, has served on the Defense Innovation Board at the Pentagon, and has been honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He has more than 5 million followers on social media and features new insights in his free monthly newsletter, GRANTED.

    Adam Grant Keynote Topics

    The past year has led us to rethink fundamental assumptions—where to work, how to manage remote culture and collaboration, whether to reimagine our strategy and our products or services. Yet too many leaders and employees are reacting to events instead of proactively looking for opportunities to think again. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant has spent the past decade studying this problem at organizations ranging from the NBA to Pixar to NASA, and he finds that the very skills that make us good at thinking and learning can make us worse at rethinking and unlearning. Building on his new book, Think Again—which has been called “brilliant” by Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman—Adam examines how we can update our own opinions, open other people’s minds, and build a learning organization in which people know what they don’t know and are eager to improve on the status quo. His eye-opening evidence and entertaining delivery will leave you determined to never again say “that’s the way we’ve always done it.”

    As we move into a new normal, what does the evidence tell us about how to make hybrid and remote work… work? Building on his chart-topping TED podcast WorkLife, organizational psychologist Adam Grant shares the latest data on how we can boost productivity, creativity, collaboration, and culture while maintaining flexibility.

    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. In his #1 New York Times bestselling book Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Grant set out to explore how to unleash original thinking.

    “Originals are nonconformists, people who not only have new ideas, but take action to champion them,” says Grant. “They’re people who stand out and speak up. Originals drive creativity and change in the world.”

    Many of Grant’s observations about how originals behave run counter to years of cultural canon in the business world. For example, he punctures the idea that failure is something to be feared or even avoided. “If you look across fields, the greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they are the ones who try the most,” Grant says.

    In this talk, Grant reveals how to evaluate and pitch new ideas, how to create psychological safety, and and how friendly managers end up being the least supportive. He points out that businesses often listen to the person who is the most confident instead of the most competent. Grant also describes how the values that help organizations prosper early on are the same ones that thwart their growth later.

    In an engaging and entertaining format, Grant helps audiences understand how to get better at recognizing and championing new ideas, and how to build cultures that welcome diverse perspectives and honest feedback.

    Culture is a key component 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.

    “The greatest untapped source of motivation is a sense of service to others; focusing on the contribution of our work to other people’s lives has the potential to make us more productive than thinking about helping ourselves,” he maintains.

    In his New York Times bestselling book, Give and Take, Grant examines the way interpersonal behavior in the workplace can lead to success, depending on whether you’re a “giver” (generous, helpful), a “taker” (a me-first, dog-eat-dog type), or a “matcher” (trades favors evenly, quid pro quo).

    “Givers succeed in a way that creates a ripple effect, enhancing the success of people around them,” he writes. “Giver success creates value, instead of just claiming it.”

    In this dynamic presentation, Grant outlines the key strategies for building a culture of productive generosity. He urges companies to reward givers and get rid of takers, by making their reputation known to them and challenging them to new behavior. He also shares how leaders and organizations can improve practices around selection and hiring, recognition and rewards, and collaboration and coordination – to boost revenue, efficiency, and satisfaction.

    Bringing in a business consultant can challenge you and your organization to think differently about your business. Whether you are a new leader seeking a renewed vision for your company or a seasoned C-Suite executive exploring new trends in the marketplace, they provide the deep, strategic insights and much-needed perspective to help you make confident and profitable decisions.

    Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist and Wharton’s top-rated professor, is a deeply original thinker, a popular TED speaker, and one of the most influential advisors to American business today. He will help you to identify top talent and, in turn, to motivate your employees. An expert at developing teams and aligning them to achieve success, he’ll guide your organization’s executive leadership team and its people to excel at networking, collaborating, managing, and negotiating.

    His advisory topics include:

    - Improving Corporate Culture
    - Leadership
    - Leading Organizational Change
    - Recruiting Top Talent

    Adam Grant Speaking Videos

    Adam Grant - How to stop languishing and start finding flow
    Adam Grant - The surprising habits of original thinkers

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