Are you a giver, a taker or a matcher? Adam Grant, one of our keynotes on Day 1 of our growth through innovation 2.0 conference thinks that success in business depends heavily on your answer to this question, in other words, how you approach interactions with people. Givers are others-focused and strive to be generous in sharing their time, energy and connections. Matchers believe in tit for tat and have relationships governed by an even exchange of favours. Takers like to get more than they give. The personality type most successful in business and the one least successful, based on Grant’s research, will surprise you.
Grant is Wharton’s youngest and highest-rated full professor. He’s the author of Give and Take, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. The book was named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, Apple, Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Grant has studied organizations ranging from Google to the U.S. Air Force and has developed a perspective he’ll share with us on how we should interact with others to achieve success and how we can build this success into our business cultures.
The expression “give and take” means a lively exchange of ideas, which is what we can expect from our time with Grant in Niagara.