The Jordan Harbinger Show

482: Adam Grant | The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

Adam Grant (@AdamMGrant) is Wharton’s top-rated professor, the host of podcast WorkLife with Adam Grant, and the author of three New York Times Best SellersOption B (with Sheryl Sandberg), Originals, and Give and Take. Adam revisits the show to discuss his latest book, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know.

What We Discuss with Adam Grant:

  • Why being open to changing your mind is a huge advantage in your personal and professional life -- and not weakness, as your ego is urging you to believe.
  • The criteria by which Amazon's Jeff Bezos makes big decisions quickly while allowing room for a change of mind when new information is revealed.
  • How you can use brainwriting instead of brainstorming to come up with the best ideas from within your organization without losing them to the hazards of dreaded groupthink.
  • Why your network could do with a "disagreeable giver" (or several) to tear your ideas apart and point out the holes in your thinking -- not to bring you down, but to help you improve.
  • How to preface criticism so that other people really hear it (in only 19 words or so) without taking offense.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/482

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