Why Givers (often) succeed by Adam Grant
My Favorite author Dan Pink has written a blog post about " Why Givers (often) succeed ". It refers to a book by Adam Grant called " Give and Take " . Grant defines three factors that are needed in order to succeed; T alent, E ffort/Persistence/Drive and a person´s " R eciprocity style". Research shows that Givers are the least successful in a workplace and also the most successful. From the blog: In our professional lives, he says, we tend to be either givers, takers, or matchers. Most of us are matchers . We’re willing to give — to help others — but we expect something in return. Matchers live in the world of reciprocity, tit-for-tat, and Even Steven. A few of us, meanwhile, are takers . Our style is to get more than we give. (Spoiler alert: Research shows that we hate takers and root for them to fail.) And a few of us are givers . We give more than we get — with no expectation of return . See the talk Adam gave at Google about "