22 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

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.

    Bonus: Wild Work Advice with Cheryl Strayed

    Bonus: Wild Work Advice with Cheryl Strayed

    We’re constantly seeking advice about our work lives. Which job offer to take. When to quit. Whether to blow the whistle on a bad boss. But so much of the advice we get—and give—turns out to be bad. For some sage advice, Adam sought out master advice-giver Cheryl Strayed, the author of Wild.

    • 32 min
    Bonus: Fadbusting with Freakonomics

    Bonus: Fadbusting with Freakonomics

    Open office plans. Learning styles. 10,000 hours of practice. Freakonomics host Stephen Dubner joins Adam for a live conversation to reveal why some popular workplace fads might be bogus—and what to do instead. This episode is made possible with the support of Accenture, Bonobos, Hilton, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    • 28 min
    When Strength Becomes Weakness

    When Strength Becomes Weakness

    Excellence comes from doing what you do best—but you need to make sure you’re doing it at the right times. This episode is made possible with the support of JPMorgan Chase & Co., Accenture, Bonobos, and Hilton.

    Find the transcript at: go.ted.com/worklifeweakness

    • 36 min
    Bouncing Back from Rejection

    Bouncing Back from Rejection

    Learn how to face rejection—and even come out stronger because of it. This episode is made possible with the support of Hilton, Accenture, Bonobos, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    Find the transcript at: go.ted.com/workliferejection

    • 44 min
    How to Remember Anything

    How to Remember Anything

    Memory is a skill you can learn -- and a powerful strategy every workplace can harness. This episode is made possible with the support of Accenture, Bonobos, Hilton, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    Find the transcript at: go.ted.com/worklifememory

    • 33 min
    The Office Without A**holes

    The Office Without A**holes

    How do you deal with jerks at work? And is it possible to eliminate them altogether? This episode is made possible with the support of Bonobos, Accenture, Hilton, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    Find the transcript at: go.ted.com/worklifeaholes

    • 41 min

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