34 episodes

You spend a quarter of your life at work. You should enjoy it! Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to discover the keys to a better work life. From learning how to love your rivals to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again.

WorkLife with Adam Gran‪t‬ TED Talks

    • Management
    • 4.8 • 833 Ratings

You spend a quarter of your life at work. You should enjoy it! Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to discover the keys to a better work life. From learning how to love your rivals to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again.

    Taken for Granted: Brené Brown on What Vulnerability Isn't

    Taken for Granted: Brené Brown on What Vulnerability Isn't

    We usually wear our thickest armor at work, and Brené Brown has blazed the trail of teaching us why—and how to shed it. In this conversation, Adam and Brené unpack the power of showing vulnerability at work—and explore how much is too much. Learn when and where to set boundaries, find out how to get more comfortable with being uncomfortable, and hear Brené rethink a key assumption that she took for granted in her own work.

    • 40 min
    Think Again: JJ Abrams Takes Adam’s Job

    Think Again: JJ Abrams Takes Adam’s Job

    JJ Abrams joins as the interviewer for an exclusive first look at Adam's forthcoming book: “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know.” Together, they illuminate strategies for maintaining humility, curiosity, and mental flexibility in a world that rewards confidence, conviction, and foolish consistency. Plus, JJ shares some of his favorite rethinking moments from writing “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” producing “Lost,” and directing an episode of “The Office.”

    • 40 min
    Burnout Is Everyone's Problem

    Burnout Is Everyone's Problem

    Burnout seems to be everywhere. But it’s not inevitable. Come inside some high-pressure workplaces that have figured out how to fight exhaustion by redesigning jobs—and changing cultures.

    • 41 min
    We Don’t Have to Fight Loneliness Alone

    We Don’t Have to Fight Loneliness Alone

    Many workplaces have become increasingly lonely, even before the coronavirus pandemic made more of us literally remote. It’s not just an unpleasant feeling—loneliness can hurt our health and our job performance. Find out why it's time for happy hours to finally die—and how it might take less than a minute to start building real connections.

    • 38 min
    The Science of the Deal

    The Science of the Deal

    Most of us negotiate in one of two ways: either you roll right over the other party, or you just roll over. But great negotiators refuse to believe that we have to choose between results and relationships. Sharpen your negotiation skills for both business and life with evidence and insights from a trio of negotiators who transformed their styles—and one who pulled off one of the most consequential agreements in human history.

    To find transcripts for WorkLife, head to TED.com/series/worklifewithadam_grant

    • 37 min
    Career Decline Isn't Inevitable

    Career Decline Isn't Inevitable

    As we age, we often feel like the clock starts ticking on our careers. But there are ways to sustain—and even gain—excellence over time. Meet a musician whose career ended too soon, and an entrepreneur and a social media star who defied the stereotypes on professional decline. They illuminate steps that fuel great second and third acts.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
833 Ratings

833 Ratings

Elisha Tuyikeze ,

Exceptional

Great content from a very talented and skilled Psychologist, researcher, and interviewer. My mentor recommended this podcast to me and I found it really insightful, educative, entertaining (he often throws in some random, funny, and relevant jokes), and thought provoking. As a Psychology student, I found most elements and concepts really relevant and highly applicable in the workplace. It’s my favourite podcast so far....

MichelleCortens ,

Learning from honest stories!

There is a lot of skill and effort that goes into crafting these episodes with perspectives and research. It’s fun to hear stories with real examples and a touch of humour. I love that the high-profile guests have honest experiences to share. The episodes are especially helpful for me as I’m just starting my career and it feels like a mentor. The ads are likely the only ads I’ve actively listened to on a podcast because they’re not preachy and they share inspiring messages.

vonessa14 ,

Awesome podcast!

I love Adam’s delivery and sense of humour while covering really important and meaningful topics. I work in HR and the topics he discusses are so relevant and I have learned so much! I recommend this podcast to so many people!

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