“Givers, takers…

“Givers, takers, and matchers all can–and do–achieve success. But there’s something distinctive that happens when givers succeed: It spreads and cascades. When takers win, there’s usually someone else that loses. Research shows that people tend to envy takers and look for ways to knock them down a notch. As the venture capitalist Randy Komisar remarked, “It’s easier to win if everybody wants you to win. If you don’t make enemies out there, it’s easier to succeed.” – Adam Grant

In a Q&A with Fast Company, “Extreme Giver” Adam Grant talks about how generous leaders end up manifesting great success for all involved. (major h/t to my gal pal Lisa Wiffledust)