How to get your employees to reveal their true motives

  • Organizational psychologist Adam Grant says if leaders want to get a sense of an employee's integrity, they should ask them about their coworkers' behavior.
  • Grant says people will project their own motives and behavior onto others.
  • For example, if you want to know if an employee is stealing, ask them how common they think theft is within the company.

Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and professor at Wharton. Grant went to the World Economic Forum in Davos last year to find out what the world's most influential leaders had to say about power. His learnings have been compiled into an Audible original called "Power Moves." He sat down with Business Insider's Sara Silverstein at this year's annual meeting to discuss share his favorite tip from his new book.



Watch the full interview with Adam Grant here: A Wharton professor and organizational psychologist says leaders promote the wrong people, exit interviews miss the point, and there's an easy way to find out if someone is stealing