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
    • 4.7 • 396 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

4.7 out of 5
396 Ratings

396 Ratings

CharZhao ,

Useful beyond belief!

As a young professional navigating the workspace, this podcast is absolutely amazing for keeping myself afloat. Adam brings up such great conversations and topics that you just relate so well to! Also helps with making work easier and developing good work habits.

Pippo_35 ,

Add to your Professional Development Toolbox

As a young aerospace engineer looking to develop my career I was recommended this podcast by my mentor. It’s fascinating, full of insightful knowledge and examples relating to the importance and mechanics of interpersonal relationships, owning your career, business culture, etc.

Anyone who invests in their own career and development MUST add this podcast to their professional development toolbox.

Great job Adam Grant, thank you!

Career Babe ,

Life Changing!

Just discovered this podcast, come across Adam before as the author of Plan B and really appreciate his work and contribution. The episode on procrastination alone helped change my life as this is me!!! and it gave me the awareness I needed to seek help! A bitesized dose of learning with practical advice and interesting topics. It’s BRILLIANT and I hope it continues with some regularity. Thanks so much Adam! 🙌🏻🙏🏻

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