Adam Grant, PhD

Adam Grant

The Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management; Professor of Management, The Wharton School; Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests:

Work motivation, helping and giving behaviors, job design and meaningful work, leadership

About Adam:

Recently named one of the world’s top 40 business professors under 40 by Poets and Quants, Adam Grant has expertise that covers leadership, organizational change, employee motivation and engagement, negotiations, collaboration and team effectiveness, personality and self-awareness, and networks and social capital. He has taught and consulted for clients including Google, IBM, Merck, the Royal Bank of Scotland, the NFL, and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture among many others. He makes extensive use of experiential learning methods in his teaching and is the recipient of Wharton’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

Adam has received numerous awards for his research, which has been featured in bestselling books such as Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. His research has also been featured in outlets like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, USA Today, CNN, the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, and Freakonomics.

Adam received his PhD and MS from the University of Michigan in organizational psychology and his BA from Harvard University, magna cum laude with highest honors in psychology and Phi Beta Kappa honors.

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Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

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Executive Education Programs Taught:

Leadership and Management Certificate Program — ONLINE

This four-course online certificate program will help leaders across the organization reach new levels of success. Both individuals and larger teams can access cutting-edge management concepts from nine world-class Wharton faculty. With flexible start dates, each fully online course runs 4–6 weeks in duration.