Best of Mentoring: Adam Grant on Identifying Givers, Takers, and Matchers


Adam Grant’s mentoring series is an in-depth exploration of his research on giving and taking, and how those behavioral styles translate into a business world. He and Fran discuss how a “giving” approach affects a business, how you can build a culture of giving, the ways giving influences individual and team performance, the risks of giving, and how to teach giving.

In this session, Fran and Adam break down the differences between the three “styles”: givers, takers, and matchers. They discuss how social media can help you identify which people fit into each style, whether people can shift from one group to another, and the different ways givers and takers will describe similar experiences.

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About Adam Grant

Adam Grant is the top-rated professor at the Wharton School of Business and the bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers, the 100 most creative people in business, the 40 best business professors under 40, among many other honors. Adam earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan and his B.A. from Harvard University. He has earned awards for distinguished scholarly achievement from the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the National Science Foundation.

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