32 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 • 817 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.

    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
    Bonus: The Fall of WeWork's Culture

    Bonus: The Fall of WeWork's Culture

    Exclusive: In his first public interview since WeWork’s collapse, former Chief Growth Officer David Fano opens up about the company’s leadership and culture. We go deep on the rewards and risks of charismatic leadership and bold visions, the differences between strong cultures and cults, and how a meteoric rise can come crashing down.

    • 47 min
    Reinventing the Job Interview

    Reinventing the Job Interview

    "We’ve all answered our share of cringeworthy interview questions—and watched managers pick the wrong person while rejecting the right one. Is it time to delegate hiring decisions to algorithms? Find out what the experts recommend, and meet a pair of leaders who have reimagined the interview process by ignoring credentials and refusing to look at resumes.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
817 Ratings

817 Ratings

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!

notaboutthebike ,

Adam Grant Work Life

Love his podcasts . At first I thought I would not be able to relate because for some reason I thought they would be business oriented; however I was pleasantly surprised when I started listening as not only does he deal with work life situations BUT more importantly his suggestions , which are always backed by science and empirical evidence, help you be a better you. He is also an exceptional interviewer.

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