Givers Win

“…success depends heavily on how we approach our interactions with other people. Every time we interact with another person at work, we have a choice to make: do we try to claim as much value as we can, or contribute value without worrying about what we receive in return?

We all have goals for our own individual achievements, and it turns out that successful givers are every bit as ambitious as takers and matchers. They simply have a different way of pursuing their goals.

These givers reverse the popular plan of succeeding first and giving back later, raising the possibility that those who give first are often best positioned for success later.

“…there’s something distinctive that happens when givers succeed: it spreads and cascades...Givers succeed in a way that creates a ripple effect, enhancing the success of people around them.

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam M. Grant Ph.D.

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