Something You Should Know about Human Behavior

Understanding Body Language

March 22, 2016


Interview with Joe Navarro, author of the book What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People




Mike Carruthers:
Body language, if you learn to read it, can tell you a lot about a person.


Joe Navarro:
Our bodies reflect what we think, what we feel, and what we intend.


Joe Navarro

Our Need For Nature - Part 2

March 9, 2016


Interview with Richard Louv, author of the book The Nature Principle




Mike Carruthers:
You likely spend more of your time indoors and yet…


Richard Louv:
As a species we are hardwired genetically to have an affiliation with nature – we need nature.

Richard Louv

Our Need For Nature

March 8, 2016


Interview with Richard Louv, author of the book The Nature Principle




Mike Carruthers:
We all pay a price for spending so much time indoors and so little time outdoors.


Richard Louv:
Study after study show a connection between spending more time in the natural world in increased health both physical health and mental health.

Richard Louv

Trouble With Loyalty

March 1, 2016


Interview with Eric Felten, author of the book Loyalty: The Vexing Virtue




Mike Carruthers:
Loyalty is an admirable trait however loyalty can get tricky when it conflicts with other loyalties.


Eric Felten:
The loyalty that I have to my family might be at odds with the loyalty I have to a friend. The loyalty I have to a friend might be at odds with the loyalty I have to my community or country.

Eric Felten

Taking Risks

February 29, 2016


Interview with Kayt Sukel, author of the book The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution, and Chance




Mike Carruthers:
We tend to look at risk taking in an extreme way.


Kayt Sukel:
It’s either this is a very good thing that’s going to bring us money and prestige and power and the girl. Or it’s this bad thing that’s going to kill us off or have us live penny less and alone.

Kayt Sukel

Accepting Blame And Taking Credit

February 26, 2016


Interview with Ben Dattner, author of the book The Blame Game: How the Hidden Rules of Credit and Blame Determine Our Success or Failure




Mike Carruthers:
Getting the credit for our accomplishments and getting the blame our mistakes are things we’re all concerned with.


Ben Dattner:
People often feel like they’re being unfairly blamed for things or insufficiently credited for their accomplishments and this causes a lot of interesting social psychology in the workplace.


Ben Dattner

Technology & Social Isolation

February 25, 2016


Interview with Martin Lindstrom, author of the book Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends




Mike Carruthers:
Compared to previous generations we are more socially isolated today, which is really contrary to what humans need.


Martin Lindstrom:
We as human beings are fairly simple. We want to be recognized, we want to have a physical interaction with people we want to feel a sense of belonging. And if suddenly this goes out of balance we start to seek any solution for filling that gap.

Martin Lindstrom

Confidence At Work

February 24, 2016


Interview with Jodi Glickman, author of the book Great on the Job: What to Say, How to Say It. The Secrets of Getting Ahead.




Mike Carruthers:
Ever been in that situation at work where you don’t know something you need to know and you feel dumb for not knowing it? Well take a lesson from this lady…


Jodi Glickman:
As a young investment banker at Goldman Sacks I was not very good technically but the thing is no one knew that I didn’t really know what to do.

Jodi Glickman

The Rat Race

February 19, 2016


Interview with Todd Buchholz, author of the book Rush: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race




Mike Carruthers:
Getting out of the rat race, slowing down, reducing stress it’s a goal for many but it may not be all it’s cracked up to be.


Todd Buchholz:
In fact challenges and new endeavors are what our bodies and our brains needs in order to feel that rush of dopamine, in order to feel alive.

Todd Buchholz

Fun In The Workplace

February 4, 2016


Interview with Scott Christopher, co-author of the book The Levity Effect: Why it Pays to Lighten Up




Mike Carruthers:
The work you do may be quite serious but the work environment doesn't have to be.


Scott Christopher:
We've found that those who possess a sense of humor (or at least an ability to appreciate humor) climb the corporate ladder quicker and they actually end up making a little more money.

Scott Christopher

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