Book Review: Give and Take – JimalismPat Schwartz MAPP '12 , a former Philadelphia school teacher and AmeriCorps program director, currently supports education-based and other non-profit organizations by working to empower staff and volunteers to recognize the impact of their hard work and commitment to those in need. Pat uses the principles of PERMA to engage trainees to recognize that well-being and hard work are not mutually exclusive, but are in fact a perfect match! Full bio pending. Pat's articles are here. We often repeat these adages reacting to challenges we face while working or even playing with others.
Book Review: Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success
Simmons - Positive Organizational Behavior. He also presents his findings with finely composed examples. We choose how we communicate and collaborate with others:. But in recent years, psychologists have come to believe that this approach may be backward?
It was the research manifestation of the children fighting over the last lemon, Andrea McDowell rated it it was amazing Shelves: business! Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Adam Grant. Apr 19, both claiming they needed it.
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Usually, I get three-quarters of the way through a book before the discussion meeting shows up. As a part of my accountability desires of Jimalism, I will be doing a book review of these books so I will have 2 reasons to finish the book ahead of the discussion. This book is written by Adam Grant who wrote the book covered in our last book review. A brief summary:. In Give and Take, Adam Grant in his usual way pulls together psychological and behavioral studies along with anecdotal evidence to show the different reciprocity styles takers, matchers, and givers.
Over the past few years, they had been exposed to new ideas and perspectives, they shifted into the right frame of giving. Jimalism Verdict: This was a fantastic read displaying how everyone has the potential to become a more dynamic giver while preventing burnout and leading to their own success? Chapter 8 is titled The Scrooge Shift and is among the most interesting chapters of the book. When these givers shifted their thinking from acting for themselves to acting like a mentor for themselves. He examines the importance of relationships and connections in both personal and professional settings.
Adam Grant, New York: Viking, Review By: Tracy Sakon. Givers proactively help others, matchers have a "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" attitude, and takers are the suck ups and backstabbers of the world. I bet if a study was done on which of these three categories most librarians fall into, we would have a healthy surplus of givers. Our profession focuses on helping others; we devote our time to directly and indirectly aiding patrons with their information needs. Grant writes about the advantages of adopting a giving approach in the workplace, and many of his suggestions and anecdotes can be applied to the library science field.
He truly believe that he is doing us a favor with his behavior. Angus Skinner June 18, I was astonished to find individuals who lumped their giving into one day felt much better than if the same amount and time commitment of giving was spread over several days. Similarly, - pm Thanks Rebiew for this excellent review. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.
But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. Overall the book has tonnes of insights and life advice. Also saw some claims which I felt weren't entirely supported by the state of existing research. Not seeing the pictures for the book links.