Something You Should Know about Achieving Success


Power Of Listening

July 27, 2016

 

Interview with Bernard T. Ferrari, author of the book Power Listening: Mastering the Most Critical Business Skill of All

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What does it take to be a really good listener? Well, a couple of things…

 

Bernard T. Ferrari:
The first thing you have to display is respect, if you don’t respect the person that you’re talking to and understanding that they have information that will help you make better decisions, then you’re in deep yogurt right off the bat.
 


Bernard T. Ferrari

Business Success

July 19, 2016

 

Interview with Christopher Lochhead, author of the book Play Bigger

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Businesses that succeed often do so by creating entire new categories of business.

 

Christopher Lochhead:

Sara Blakely who’s the founder of Spanx; she didn’t say this is underwear 2.0 she said it’s a new category called shapewear.
 


Christopher Lochhead

Can People Be Trusted?

July 1, 2016

 

Interview with Stephen M.R.Covey, author of the book Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We are probably less trusting of other people today than ever before.

 

Stephen M.R. Covey:
In a low trust world we tend to become more suspicious, more cynical, more distrusting because none of us want to get burned.
 


Stephen M.R. Covey

How You Approach Success

June 30, 2016

 

Interview with Alan Weiss, author of the book Million Dollar Maverick

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Success is at least partly the result of your attitude.

 

Alan Weiss:
I truly believe Mike that people get up in the morning in 1 of 2 dispositions. They get up in the morning saying, “What a great day this is, what a fabulous day another day of opportunity”. Or they get up saying, “Uh jeez another slow crawl through enemy territory.”
 

Alan Weiss

Personal Presence

June 15, 2016

 

Interview with Kristi Hedges, author of the book The Power Presence

 

Mike Carruthers:
You’re personal presence it’s a hard concept to define and yet…

 

Kristi Hedges:
We’re all experts at other people’s presence we know when someone walks into the room we can almost feel what their presence is and how their command is of a room and the energy that they bring into the room. However if someone says to you what’s your presence? You’re probably going to stumble a little bit in trying to describe it.

 


Kristi Hedges

How To Acquire Power - Part 2

June 2, 2016

 

Interview with Dacher Keltner, author of the book The Power Paradox

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In order to become powerful you have to engage and influence and care about other people.

 

 

Dacher Keltner:
Or you know expressing gratitude, encouraging people, asking good questions – just stuff your grandma might tell you. But we’ve all been around people who seem to be kind of faking this stuff and it rubs us the wrong way.
 


Dacher Keltner

How To Acquire Power

June 1, 2016

 

Interview with Dacher Keltner, author of the book The Power Paradox

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How often have you heard someone described as powerful? He’s a very powerful person; she has a lot of power. So what does that mean?

 

Dacher Keltner:
Power means -it’s not just money or military might or politics it’s really how you as an individual can influence other people.
 


Dacher Keltner

Be More Convincing

May 26, 2016

 

Interview with Dan Roam, author of the book Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When we’re talking with other people socially or professionally our ideas and the stories we tell are really just a string of words.

 

Dan Roam:
The problem is that unless those ideas are really, really crystal clearly formed they’re just kind of like big fluffy clouds. We talk about this one for a moment and then it passes away and the next one comes along and we completely forget about the previous one.
 


Dan Roam

How Willpower Really Works

May 23, 2016

 

Interview with John Tierney, author of the book Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to have strong self-control and willpower don’t ask too much of it.

 

John Tierney:
The people that have the best self-control are the people who have structured their lives so that they’re not exercising it all day long. They realize that it’s this finite resource that it gets depleted. 
 


John Tierney

How Relationships Affect Success

May 19, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Henry Cloud, author of the book The Power Of The Other

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When it comes to success in life whether it’s career, romance, health or wealth…

 

Dr. Henry Cloud:
All of those things statistically are proven to be affected by who you surround yourself with.
 


Dr. Henry Cloud

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