Professionally, all reciprocity styles have their own benefits and drawbacks. But there’s one style that proves more costly than the other two. Across a wide range of important occupations, givers are at a disadvantage: they make others better off but sacrifice their own success in the process. The worst performers and the best performers are givers; takers and matchers are more likely to land in the middle.
We all have goals for our own individual achievements, and it turns out that successful givers are every bit as ambitious as takers and matchers. They simply have a different way of pursuing their goals. Read more about Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success.