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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.

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    • Management
    • 4.5 • 8 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: Jane Goodall on Leadership Lessons from Primates

    Taken for Granted: Jane Goodall on Leadership Lessons from Primates

    Have you ever felt your work colleagues sometimes act like animals? In this conversation, Jane and Adam take that idea literally, exploring what Jane's expertise on chimp behavior can teach us about how humans relate and organize. With grace and wisdom, Jane shares primal insights on how we acquire and keep power, the difference between being a leader and being a boss, and the role of patience in making discoveries and making a career.

    • 43 min
    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

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Sandra Babic ,

Worklife is a Holy Grail in business

(almost) entire city center of my hometown is under construction so it became very frustrating and at the same time much faster and easier for me to go for a walk from the apartment to my office. Worlklife With Ted made me this hour and a half of pure walking so much funnier and easier. At the same time, by listening all of this amazing people, their experience and stories, I have realized that there is so many things that I could improve in my daily business so that my working hours don’t suck anymore. And now, they actually don’t suck :) It all started when I decided to become resilient kind of a person few months ago. Thats something that Adam recommends. Thats why I recommend his fantastic podcast to everyone who knows what needs to be changed, wants to know how.

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