Adam Grant

Professor, The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and Author, Give and Take, Originals, and Option B

Adam Grant is a top rated professor and motivational keynote speaker on how we as humans can find more meaning, motivation, and creativity in our lives. As well as being an American psychologist and best-selling author, Grant’s TED talks viewed over 20 million times. His talks are about innovative thinking leading him to be granted one of the world’s “10 most influential management thinkers.”

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

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    Pennsylvania, USA

  • Adam Grant`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Adam Grant`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Pennsylvania, USA

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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 ...

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.

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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 ...

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.

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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 ...

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.

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About Keynote Speaker Adam Grant

About Speaker Adam Grant…

Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for six straight years. As an organizational psychologist, he studies how we can find motivation and meaning, and lead 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 author of three New York Times best-selling books that have sold over a million copies and been translated into 35 languages. Give and Take examines why helping others drives our success, and was named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal—as well as one of Oprah’s riveting reads and Harvard Business Review’s ideas that shaped management. Originals explores how individuals champion new ideas and leaders fight groupthink; it was praised by J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson, and Malcolm Gladwell. Option B,with Sheryl Sandberg, is on facing adversity and building resilience.

Grant’s TED talks on original thinkers and givers and takers have been viewed more than 16 million times. He received a standing ovation at TED in 2016 and was voted the audience’s favorite speaker at The Nantucket Project. His speaking and consulting clients include Facebook, Google, the NBA, the Gates Foundation, the U.S. Army and Navy, and the World Economic Forum, where he has been honored as a Young Global Leader. He hosts “WorkLife”, a TED original podcast; writes on work and psychology for The

New York Times; and has over 3 million followers on social media. He shares monthly insights in his newsletter, GRANTED.

Grant was profiled in The New York Times Magazine cover story, “Is giving the secret to getting ahead?” He was tenured at Wharton while still in his twenties, and has received the Excellence in Teaching Award for every class that he has taught. He is the founder and host of the Authors@Wharton speaker series, and co-director of Wharton People Analytics. He has designed experiential learning activities in which students have raised over $325,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation while developing leadership, influence, networking and collaboration skills. He is a passionate feminist who serves on the Lean In board and the Defense Innovation Board at the Pentagon.

Grant earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan, completing it in less than three years, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University, magna cum laude with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He has earned awards for distinguished scholarly achievement from the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the National Science Foundation. His pioneering research has increased performance and reduced burnout among engineers and sales professionals, enhanced call center productivity, and motivated safety behaviors among doctors, nurses and lifeguards. He is a former magician and Junior Olympic springboard diver, and lives in Philadelphia with his wife, two daughters, and son.

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