I’ve read good book called Give and Take by Adam Grant. The book’s website has this to say: “Give and Take changes drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured our fundamental ideas about how to succeed—at work and in life. For generations, we have focused on the individual world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. Give and Take illuminates what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common.” Below is an excerpt from the book which you might find useful:
If you’re interested in applying the principles in this book to your work or your life, I’ve compiled a set of practical actions that you can take. Many of these actions are based on the strategies and habits of successful givers, and in each case, I’ve provided resources and tools for evaluating, organizing, or expanding giving. Some of the steps focus on incorporating more giving into your daily behaviors; others emphasize ways that you can fine-tune your giving, locate fellow givers, or engage others in giving.
- Test Your Giver Quotient
- Run a Reciprocity Ring
- Help Other People Craft Their Jobs-or Craft Yours to Incorporate More Giving
- Start a Love Machine.
- Embrace the Five-Minute Favor.
- Practice Powerless Communication
- Join a Community of Givers
- Launch a Personal Generosity Experiment
- Help Fund a Project
- Seek Help More Often