WorkLife with Adam Grant


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Interesting and useful insights into human behavior and how we respond and interact in the workplace. I have used many of the techniques and observations in my work. Thanks Adam!!!

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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.

Episode Date
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.

May 12, 2020
We Don’t Have to Fight Loneliness Alone

Many workplaces have become increasingly lonely, even before the coronavirus pandemic made more of us literally remote. It’s not just an unpleasant feeling—loneliness can hurt our health and our job performance. Find out why it's time for happy hours to finally die—and how it might take less than a minute to start building real connections.

May 11, 2020
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.

May 10, 2020
Career Decline Isn't Inevitable

As we age, we often feel like the clock starts ticking on our careers. But there are ways to sustain—and even gain—excellence over time. Meet a musician whose career ended too soon, and an entrepreneur and a social media star who defied the stereotypes on professional decline. They illuminate steps that fuel great second and third acts.

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May 05, 2020
Bonus: The Fall of WeWork's Culture

Exclusive: In his first public interview since WeWork’s collapse, former Chief Growth Officer David Fano opens up about the company’s leadership and culture. We go deep on the rewards and risks of charismatic leadership and bold visions, the differences between strong cultures and cults, and how a meteoric rise can come crashing down.

Apr 30, 2020
Reinventing the Job Interview

"We’ve all answered our share of cringeworthy interview questions—and watched managers pick the wrong person while rejecting the right one. Is it time to delegate hiring decisions to algorithms? Find out what the experts recommend, and meet a pair of leaders who have reimagined the interview process by ignoring credentials and refusing to look at resumes.

Heads up—we've got a bonus coming next week, so you'll get a chance to listen to that on Thursday instead of our regular WorkLife episode on Tuesday. Also, we're running a survey and we'd love to hear what you think of the show. Please give us some feedback at It only takes a few minutes, and it really helps us improve the podcast. Thanks!

Apr 21, 2020
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?

Apr 07, 2020
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.

Mar 30, 2020
How Science Can Fix Remote Work

Remote work was a trend that some companies and gig workers were trying out, even as others resisted. Then the pandemic made it an overnight reality for many of us. This feels like uncharted territory, but there’s already plenty of knowledge on how to do it well. Learn from someone who has done more remote work than almost anyone on the planet—and find out what science says about how to keep your teams cohesive, fight screenout, and build resilience by mentally traveling in time.

Mar 17, 2020
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.

Mar 10, 2020
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.

Feb 12, 2020
Bonus: Fadbusting with Freakonomics
May 20, 2019
When Strength Becomes Weakness
Apr 23, 2019
Bouncing Back from Rejection
Apr 16, 2019
How to Remember Anything
Apr 09, 2019
The Office Without A**holes
Apr 02, 2019
The Perils of Following Your Career Passion
Mar 26, 2019
Networking For People Who Hate Networking
Mar 19, 2019
Become Friends with Your Rivals
Mar 12, 2019
The Creative Power of Misfits
Mar 05, 2019
Teaser: WorkLife Season 2
Feb 20, 2019
Bonus: A Debate with Malcolm Gladwell
May 10, 2018
Bonus: #MeToo with Ashley Judd, Ronan Farrow, and Tarana Burke
Apr 25, 2018
When Work Takes Over Your Life
Apr 18, 2018
A World Without Bosses
Apr 11, 2018
Faking Your Emotions at Work
Apr 04, 2018
How to Trust People You Don’t Like
Mar 28, 2018
Your Hidden Personality
Mar 21, 2018
The Problem with All-Stars
Mar 14, 2018
The Daily Show’s Secret to Creativity
Mar 07, 2018
How to Love Criticism
Feb 28, 2018
Trailer: WorkLife with Adam Grant
Feb 07, 2018