WorkLife with Adam Grant

WorkLife with Adam Grant

www.ted.com/podcasts/worklife
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.


Bonus: Fadbusting with Freakonomics
May 20 • 28 min
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…
When Strength Becomes Weakness
Apr 23 • 36 min
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:…
Bouncing Back from Rejection
Apr 16 • 44 min
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
How to Remember Anything
Apr 9 • 33 min
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
The Office Without A**holes
Apr 2 • 41 min
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
The Perils of Following Your Career Passion
Mar 26 • 34 min
“Do what you love” is often terrible advice. Instead of taking the job that will make you happiest, look for the one where you’ll learn the most. This episode is made possible with the support of JPMorgan Chase & Co., Accenture, Bonobos, and Hilton. Find…
Networking For People Who Hate Networking
Mar 19 • 36 min
Ditch your business cards. There are more effective, less awkward strategies for building your connections. This episode is made possible with the support of Bonobos, Accenture, Hilton, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Find the transcript at:…
Become Friends with Your Rivals
Mar 12 • 39 min
What we can learn about friendly competition from Olympic skiers, elite marathoners, and…food truck vendors. This episode is made possible with the support of Accenture, Bonobos, Hilton, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Find the transcript at:…
The Creative Power of Misfits
Mar 5 • 40 min
Harness the power of frustrated people to shake up the status quo — just like Pixar did. This episode is made possible with the support of Bonobos, Accenture, Hilton, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Find the transcript at: go.ted.com/worklifemisfits
Teaser: WorkLife Season 2
Feb 20 • 3 min
Work doesn’t have to suck; science says so. Take a trip inside the minds of expert networkers and Olympic champions, an Oscar-winning director and an office-politics whisperer — who’ve all mastered ways to make work more creative and more fun.
Bonus: A Debate with Malcolm Gladwell
May 10, 2018 • 54 min
In a special live taping at the 92nd Street Y in New York, Adam talks with Revisionist History’s Malcolm Gladwell about how to avoid doing highly undesirable tasks, what makes an idea interesting, and why Malcolm thinks we shouldn’t root for the underdog.…
Bonus: #MeToo with Ashley Judd, Ronan Farrow, and Tarana Burke
Apr 25, 2018 • 36 min
To find out how to stop sexual harassment at work, Adam talks with three powerful voices of the #MeToo movement: its founder Tarana Burke, Pulitzer Prize-winner Ronan Farrow and silence breaker Ashley Judd. This episode is brought to you by Accenture,…
When Work Takes Over Your Life
Apr 18, 2018 • 37 min
Technology is making it harder than ever to disconnect, but it might be easier than you think. To learn about setting boundaries, Adam talks with entrepreneur Arianna Huffington, leaders who have taken bold steps to ban emails at odd hours in their…
A World Without Bosses
Apr 11, 2018 • 34 min
Being your own boss can be liberating, but it can also be paralyzing. Adam talks with author Dan Pink about the challenges of working for ourselves and visits a tomato paste company, Morning Star, that has run successfully for decades without bosses. This…
Faking Your Emotions at Work
Apr 4, 2018 • 33 min
You manage your own emotions at work—and your coworkers’ and customers’ emotions too. How do you do that without burning out? To find out how to get into character, deliver a great performance, and avoid exhaustion, Adam talks with actor John Lithgow and…
How to Trust People You Don’t Like
Mar 28, 2018 • 34 min
Astronauts on the International Space Station live in capsules together for months. And yes, they can get on each other’s nerves. A crew of astronauts from different countries — and the wilderness trainer who was called in for an emergency intervention —…
Your Hidden Personality
Mar 21, 2018 • 32 min
Are you an introvert… or an extrovert? You might not know yourself as well as you think. Adam talks with “Quiet” author Susan Cain and visits a workplace where personality training starts even before job training, to help you discover what your traits…
The Problem with All-Stars
Mar 14, 2018 • 33 min
The Butler Bulldogs have a habit of shocking college basketball fans by beating top teams with far more talent. How do they do it? Adam Grant joins the team to talk about why stars are overrated, role players are underrated, and humility can go hand in…
The Daily Show’s Secret to Creativity
Mar 7, 2018 • 33 min
Group brainstorming is usually where creativity goes to die. But at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, they have it down to a science. Adam takes us behind the scenes in the writers’ room to show how creative collaboration really works, and reveals what…
How to Love Criticism
Feb 28, 2018 • 34 min
What if you could tell your co-workers what you really think of them? At the world’s most successful hedge fund, everyone is rated and ranked constantly – in front of everyone. They’ve figured out how to embrace negative feedback, and they swear it’s…
Trailer: WorkLife with Adam Grant
Feb 7, 2018 • 2 min
What do the Daily Show, the Boston Celtics, and NASA all have in common? They’re about to change the way you think about work.