About the talk:
Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there’s another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We listen to opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn. We surround ourselves with people who agree with our conclusions, when we should be gravitating toward those who challenge our thought process. The result is that our beliefs get brittle long before our bones.
Join us for a virtual fireside chat with Adam Grant, Wharton’s top-rated professor and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take. He’ll share his bold ideas and rigorous evidence from his new book, Think Again, that reveals we don’t have to believe everything we think or internalize everything we feel. Learn how to let go of views that are no longer serving you well and prize mental flexibility, humility, and curiosity over foolish consistency. Questioning your opinions and opening other people’s minds can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life.
Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for 7 straight years. As an organizational psychologist, he is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s 40 under 40.
Adam hosts WorkLife, a chart-topping TED original podcast. His TED talks on original thinkers and givers and takers have been viewed more than 30 million times. He has more than 5 million followers on social media and features new insights in his free monthly newsletter, GRANTED (sign up at the bottom of this page).
Julia Lee Cunningham, Center for Positive Organizations Faculty Co-Director; Associate Professor of Management and Organizations.
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|Sponsor:||Center for Positive Organizations|
|Audience:||Ross Community, All Current Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Executive Education, Public, Media|
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