Dr. Adam Grant (in his book “Give and Take”) describes three types of people: Takers, Matchers, or Givers. ‘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.
Which are you?
How about people you know?
Who do you most like to be around?
Which of these three types would you want on your team?
Which would you prefer as your boss?
Which of these types would your team like you to be?
Who would you rather help with their projects and goals? A Taker, a Matcher or a Giver?
Your success is heavily dependent on how you interact with others, and how they choose to interact with you.
Which do you think gives you a better shot at long term success in your job and fulfilment in your life? Being a Taker, a Matcher or a Giver?
My best wishes, Paul
By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Consultant on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times”
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