November #ELGLBookClub Give and Take

Posted on October 6, 2015

“Give and Take dispels commonly held beliefs that equate givers with weakness and takers with strength. Grant shows us the importance of nurturing and encouraging prosocial behaviors.”
~Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational
Break out your bullhorn, dust off your kindle, and join us for an ELGL Book Club Twittersation on November 17th at 1pmEST about Adam Grant’s much talked about, Give and Take.
RSVP HERE and participate in an ELGL conversation about how important being willing to give professionally and personally is. At the time of the book club follow #ELGLBookClub on twitter. As a change of the guarding in terms of generations occurs in local government, this book can help shape a conversation about the future of local government.
About Give and Take
“For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.
Using his own pioneering research as Wharton’s youngest tenured professor, Adam Grant shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success. Although some givers get exploited and burn out, the rest achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries. Combining cutting-edge evidence with captivating stories, Grant shows how one of America’s best networkers developed his connections, why the creative genius behind one of the most popular shows in television history toiled for years in anonymity, how a basketball executive responsible for multiple draft busts transformed his franchise into a winner, and how we could have anticipated Enron’s demise four years before the company collapsed–without ever looking at a single number.” (
Join the Twittersation using the hashtag #ELGLBookClub and follow me @RafaelBaptista5

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