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Adam Grant: Nice guys really do finish first

Adam Grant

April 12, 2018

By: Fred Koury

Nice guys really do finish first. That is my quick takeaway from an interesting book sent to me by Greater Cleveland Sports Commission CEO Dave Gilbert.

In “Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success,” organizational psychologist and Wharton professor Adam Grant uses pioneering research to show that every workplace consists of three basic kinds of people: givers, takers and matchers.

While you might expect that takers are the most successful at business, Adam found the opposite. Givers are better networkers, better negotiators and better at attracting people to projects because they share credit without demanding any in return.

If you would like a quick intro to Adam’s research, take a look at his 2016 Ted Talk.