DiscoverImpact Theory with Tom Bilyeu#175 Legendary Psychologist Adam Grant on Why Leadership is All About Humility, Integrity and Adaptation | Impact Theory
#175 Legendary Psychologist Adam Grant on Why Leadership is All About Humility, Integrity and Adaptation | Impact Theory

#175 Legendary Psychologist Adam Grant on Why Leadership is All About Humility, Integrity and Adaptation | Impact Theory

Update: 2020-06-166
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What are the universal principles of leadership? Organizational psychologist and best-selling author Adam Grant is devoted to answering that powerful question. And on this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, he lays out the most fundamental aspects of a good leader. Adam and Tom discuss humility, integrity and the importance of being a giver, not a taker. They also delve deep into the idea of “cognitive entrenchment”, which is a deadly trap that everyone has to deal with, no matter how educated, informed, or driven they are.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

What are the universal principles of leadership? [1:29 ]

Are you a giver or a taker? [2:42 ]

Adam explains how to be successful as a giver, and the main traps to avoid [4:31 ]

If you want to lead, you must keep people’s attention on the message, not on you [6:30 ]

A leader is like a shepherd, very rarely out in front of the flock [10:03 ]

Adam describes the skills leaders need to acquire, and the criticism they need to seek [13:12 ]

Adam explains why he works so hard to avoid getting caught up in being right [17:01 ]

Teams who have too many superstars don’t win championships [20:53 ]

The leader of a team is often the person who most exemplifies what the group stands for [24:48 ]

Adam describes “cognitive entrenchment” where experts get mentally stuck [25:37 ]

Tom and Adam discuss the need for hyper-specific goals and testable hypotheses [28:47 ]

Is there a point where the constant need for personal growth actually becomes harmful? [33:33 ]

Tom talks about being a synthesizer, instead of being the thinker of original thoughts [37:13 ]

Do you care about what you want to say, or about what people will actually hear? [40:36 ]

Adam talks about why he doesn’t always follow his intuition [42:04 ]

 

QUOTES:

 

“People will say, look, you have to practice what you preach. I actually think leaders should be doing the reverse, which is to say, “I am only gonna preach what I already practice.” [3:58 ]

 

“One of the fundamental mistakes that a lot of leaders make is they develop a style and then they stick to that style. But the whole point of leadership is flexibility and adaptability.”  [11:12 ]

 

“If people just praise you over and over again, you’re only going to repeat the excellence you’ve already achieved.” [14:10 ]

 

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#175 Legendary Psychologist Adam Grant on Why Leadership is All About Humility, Integrity and Adaptation | Impact Theory

#175 Legendary Psychologist Adam Grant on Why Leadership is All About Humility, Integrity and Adaptation | Impact Theory