Givers are the kinds of people who will go out of their way to help others with no strings attached. This is in comparison to matchers–those who believe in an eye for an eye–and takers–people who are always trying to get as much as they can out of others.
Grant, a professor of management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, spoke about his research on these three character profiles Wednesday at the annual Inc. 5000 conference in Phoenix.
Grant found that overly generous people tend to fail in the short term, but succeed in the long run. Their failures are due to the fact that they often get trampled by the takers around them. However, if you as a leader, can weed out the greedy ones, you can pave the way for your employees’, and your organization’s, long-term success.
As a leader of a growing business, the single most important thing you can do to ensure your success is to invest in building a culture of givers,