Episode #007: Reb Rebele on Why Helping Others Can Be The Key To Succeeding At Work And Finding A Fulfilling Career

One of the great myths in business and work is that to succeed you must climb your way to the top … on the backs of others.  My next guest tells us that this is simply not true and that often times, those that are most successful “give” just as much as they “take.”  This prosocial behavior is the key to success for individuals and organizations everywhere.

If you’re looking to find a new way to thrive within in your career and at your work, then you’re in for a real treat listening to my conversation with Reb Rebele.  He talks about his work as a researcher in UPenn’s Wharton People Analytics department, shares his insights from his writing in Harvard Business Review and Huffington Post and most importantly gives us some really effective habits and practices we can use everyday.

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In today’s episode, Reb and I discuss:

  • What prosocial behavior is and the habits we can practice to develop it at work
  • The 4 keys to developing a fulfilling and meaningfu career
  • Book recommendations to help us deal with difficult co-workers and how to rest and recovery better from work.
  • And plenty of other key insights and practical lessons!

Books Reb Recommends

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant

The Asshole Survival Guide: How To Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt by Robert Sutton

The No Asshole Rule: Building A Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t by Robert Sutton

Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship by David Whyte

The Power of Meaning: Crafting A Life That Matters by Emily Esfahani Smith

Reb in Action

Harvard Business Review – Collaborative Overload

Harvard Business Review – Beat Generosity Burnout

Huffington Post – Stop Wasting Your Time Off

Huffington Post – A Consumers Guide to the Science of Happiness

Check Out These Resources Mentioned

Basecamp:  Project Management & Team Communication Software

Connect with Reb on Twitter or at his website.

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