Ten quotes from Adam Grant relevant while dealing with layoff
27 January, 2023
A hallmark of wisdom is to know when to abandon your some of your treasured tools and your cherished parts of the identity
“Beware confusing attention with admiration. Being noticed is not isn’t a substitute for being respected. Don’t mistake for recognition. Knowing who you are does not mean people value what you do.
“How smart people are little bearing has on how well they are informed.Without curiosity intelligence breads ignorance
“You can be candid without sacrificing care. When you get to brutal transparency right, it does not feel brutal, it feels needful
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“Don’t take feedback as a judgement on you. Think as it a judgement on the performance you have given
“The events that make your blood boil reveal what matters most to you. Anger arises when your core values are in jeopardy. With reflection it becomes a mirror for seeing your principles more clearly. With action, it becomes a map for making change to protect what you hold dear.
“Big career decisions don’t come with a map, but all you need is a compass. In an unpredictable world, you cannot make a master plan. You can only gauge you are on the meaningful path. The right next move is the one that brings you a step closer to living
“When people are down, they don’t need to hear “Cheer up” ! Pushing them to be positive invalidates their emotions. They don’t want to be told how to feel.They want to know you care about how they feel. The goal is not always to feel better. Sometimes it is to be understood.
“When we seek advice , we rarely want to be told which option to choose. We’re usually seeking guidance on how to approach the decision. The best advice does not specify what to do. It highlights blind spots in your thinking and help us clarify our priorities.
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