Something You Should Know about Human Behavior


Personal Branding For Your Career

October 20, 2014

 

Interview with Catherine Kaputa, author of the book Women Who Brand: How Smart Women Promote Themselves and Get Ahead

 

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Mike Carruthers:
As an employee have you ever thought to yourself…

 

Catherine Kaputa:
How come the people that are good schmoozers with senior management are getting promoted more than the rest of us who are really working hard down in the trenches?
 


Catherine Kaputa

Doing What's Important

October 14, 2013

 

Interview with Matthew Kelly, author of the book The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Think about it. We all have needs in 4 areas of life…


Matthew Kelley:
Physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. Most simply defined, if you don’t eat, you will die.
 


Matthew Kelly

You Can't Always Be Nice

October 13, 2014

 

Interview with Todd Kashdan, PhD, author of the book The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self--Not Just Your "Good" Self--Drives Success and Fulfillment

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What’s required for you to be a good person and well regarded by others?

 

Dr. Todd Kashdan:
The message that’s in the zeitgeist right now in American culture is; be kind and giving all the time – that’s the way to live through life, that’s the way to be a good citizen and we thought to ourselves that’s a lot of pressure.
 


Dr. Todd Kashdan

Finishing What You Start

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October 10, 2014

 

Interview with Steve Levinson, author of the book Following Through: A Revolutionary New Model For Finishing Whatever You Start

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You start a project with the best of intentions but you never finish it, everybody does it.


Steve Levinson:

We discovered that the human mind has a whopping design flaw, so to speak, that really accounts for why people don’t follow through.
 


Steve Levinson PhD

Personal Motivation

October 6, 2014

 

Interview with Susan Fowler, author of the book Why Motivating People Doesn't Work . . . and What Does: The New Science of Leading, Energizing, and Engaging

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Promising a reward is a common way to get someone or ourselves to do something. But there’s a problem with that.

 

Susan Fowler:
There’s the undermining effect that says whenever we reward people for something they would have loved doing in the first place they lose the love of doing it.

 


Susan Fowler

Clutter

October 2, 2014

 

Interview with Katherine Gibson, author of the book Unclutter Your Life: Transforming Your Physical, Mental, And Emotional Space

 
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Mike Carruthers:
Our homes are full of clutter. 
 
Katherine Gibson:
In fact the average in America has about 350,000 possessions in their house.

Katherine Gibson

A Better & Faster Path To Success

September 16, 2014

 

Interview with Shane Snow, author of the book Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s a pretty common belief that in order to get ahead and be successful you have to pay your dues.

 

Shane Snow:
You need to start somewhere and work the hard hours and make sure that they see you and then wait for a spot to open up on the ladder above you. And what you see is that these innovative people throughout history completely ignore that advice.

 


Shane Snow

Your Creativity

September 12, 2014

 

Interview with Michael Michalko, author of the book Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
How creative a person are you?

 

Michael Michalko:
Creativity is the ability to look at the same information as everyone else and see something different.
 


Michael Michalko

Medical Miracles

September 11, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Edward Creagan, author of the book How Not to Be My Patient: A Physician's Secrets for Staying Healthy and Surviving Any Diagnosis

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
There are a lot of people walking around today who really should be dead.

 

Edward T. Creagan, M.D.:
I have a formal presentation on miracles and I have the Cat scans and I have the MR scans and I have the pathology report. Patients who should have died twenty-five years ago continue to live meaningful productive and creative lives.
 


Dr. Edward T. Creagan

Living Your Dream

September 10, 2014

 

Interview with Martha Lasley, author of the book Courageous Visions: How to Unleash Passionate Energy in Your Life and Your Organization

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Everyone should be living their dream, it just makes sense. What on earth could be more important than living your dream?

 

Martha Lasley:
You would think, what I noticed though is a lot of people have their dreams squashed - usually by well-meaning well-intentioned adults who try to steer them towards certain professions or outside of what they really care about.
 


Martha Lasley

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