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Entries by Adam Grant from 04/2013

Does Giving at Work Leave Family Behind?

| Posted 04.09.2013 | Business

In terms of balancing my time, I'm very clear on my priorities. I give to my family first, my students second, and my colleagues third. When I have free time left over, I try to help people who don't fit in one of those three categories.

Yes, Power Corrupts, But Power Also Reveals

| Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

Perhaps gaining power doesn't cause people to act like takers. It simply creates the opportunity for people who think like takers to express themselves.

Helicopter Managers: The Helping Hand Strikes Again

| Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

In the workplace, many people become helicopter managers, hovering over their employees in a well-intentioned but ill-fated attempt to provide support.

What's Worse Than a Coworker Who Undermines You?

| Posted 04.29.2013 | Business

When we're being undermined by one person, we recognize the importance of seeking support from someone else. But it may be even more critical to invest in those supportive relationships when dealing with someone who's guilty of both undermining and supporting us.