Leadership Lessons from Adam Grant
Work-life balance isn’t about squeezing everything into one day. It’s about spreading what matters to you throughout the week. You can’t have it all at once, but you can probably have most of it over time.
Big career decisions don’t come with a map, but all you need is a compass. The right next move is the one that brings you a step closer to living your core values. In an unpredictable world, you can’t make a master plan. You can only gauge whether you’re on a meaningful path.
The irony of "soft skills" is that they're often the hardest to master. Leadership, communication, collaboration, creativity, and adaptability may not be technical, but they're increasingly vital. Behavioral, social, and emotional skills are what make humans indispensable.
It's impossible to please everyone. The question is whether you're disappointing the right people. Part of setting healthy boundaries is deciding who you're willing to let down—and who has the right to make you feel guilty. Not everyone deserves power over your emotions.
The most meaningful way to honor those we lost is to live with honor. Choosing compassion over callousness and dignity in the face of disdain. Upholding your principles when others compromise theirs. Being grateful for precious time that too many were denied.