27 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, 7.2K 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.

    Authenticity Is a Double-Edged Sword

    Authenticity Is a Double-Edged Sword

    "Just be yourself." That's popular work advice these days, with more and more companies encouraging people to “be authentic” and bring their whole selves to work. But when we get real at the wrong time or in the wrong way, it can backfire. What does effective authenticity look like, and how can we learn to strike the right balance?

    • 38 min
    Bonus: Relationships at Work with Esther Perel

    Bonus: Relationships at Work with Esther Perel

    Work relationships are complicated. Who holds the power and why? What are effective ways to solve conflict? And how do you know when it’s time to walk away? Adam gets personal with therapist Esther Perel to explore the dynamics of trust, power, and people pleasing.

    • 1 hr 9 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.

    • 37 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
    The Real Reason You Procrastinate

    The Real Reason You Procrastinate

    You procrastinate because you're lazy, right? Wrong. The truth is more complex—and far more interesting. Learn how to stop putting off important tasks ... with a little help from master procrastinator Margaret Atwood.

    • 36 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.2K Ratings

7.2K Ratings

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Good but

Do you have sinus problems ..it’s annoying

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Feeling fortunate

To be able to listen to Work Life by Adam Grant while taking a walk after a day of working remotely. Grateful that I can work from home, make small contributions to the economy and have opportunity to learn and develop. Thank you for introducing Cautionary Tales by Tim Hartford too!

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Start with the Criticism episode!

I just finished the Criticism episode focusing on Bridgewater Financial Group. I was listening to it as part of a podcast group- it was assigned reading essentially, and the premise (criticism/negative feedback) made me tense and the focus (hedge fund managers) made me think it would be boring. Instead, it was extremely thought-provoking, well-told, and fun to listen to! The narrative was clear and the examples were specific and engaging. I look forward to learning more about work from this podcast!

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