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Think Again

Think Again

by Adam Grant

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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

Progress is impossible without change.

The world changes constantly, so the best way to adapt to an ever-changing environment is to embrace rethinking.

To embrace a growth mindset, think like a scientist.

Every time we think or talk, we tend to fall into the role of one of these characters:

  1. a preacher, who is only interested in expressing himself
  2. a prosecutor, whose goal is to win
  3. a politician, a people pleaser
  4. ...

ADAM GRANT

The purpose of learning isn’t to affirm our beliefs; it’s to evolve our beliefs.

Overconfidence is ignorance plus arrogance.

We should teach ourselves to be confident but modest.

Your identity is not determined by your beliefs.

We should live by our personal values, instead. This will allow us to let go of our beliefs without crisis if they turn out to be wrong or go outdated.

OSCAR WILDE

Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinions. 

Constructive Conflicts: How to Get Hot Without Getting Mad

Adam Grants explains two types of conflicts:

  1. relationship conflicts, and
  2. task conflicts.

Task conflicts are constructive by nature. In relationship conflicts, it takes great respect for each other for such conflicts to be construct...

Three Things a Skilled Negotiator Do Differently

They do not attack the other side nor defend their position!

  1. They find common ground. 
  2. They present only a few reasons to support their case. 
  3. They ask questions.

In Grant Adam's words:

"They app...

Motivational Interviewing: Helping Others Change through Questions

We can't change others, but we can motivate them to change by using motivational interviewing:

  1. Ask open-ended questions
  2. Engage in reflective listening
  3. Affirm the person’s desire and ability to change

The goal is not to persuade but to look for...

Rethinking and corporate culture of learning

An organization with a culture of learning requires:

  1. psychological safety and
  2. accountability to both the process and outcome.

So, these are what they do:

  • They avoid best practices and keep rethinking the...

ADAM GRANT

Rethinking liberates us to do more than updating our knowledge and opinions---It's a tool for leading a more fulfilling life. 

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Humans have a tendency to suffer from "tunnel vision" — we assume the first idea that comes to mind will be correct, thanks to our natural intelligence. However, in a turbulent world, having the ability to unlearn and rethink is in fact far more powerful. Rethinking is the business superpower of the 21st century.

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This special book examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life. Awesome read!

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