Something You Should Know about Human Behavior


Etiquette Rules In 2014

June 11, 2014

 

Interview with Peter Post,author of the book The Etiquette Advantage in Business, Third Edition: Personal Skills for Professional Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The rules of etiquette are constantly evolving and changing.

 

Peter Post:
What doesn’t change in etiquette is what we call some principles that drive how those manners are arrived at. And those principles are to be considerate, respectful and honest and those are timeless in cross cultural boundaries.

 


Peter Post

Why Rejection Hurts So Much

June 3, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Guy Winch author of the book Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Rejection is something we all face and mostly we’re just supposed to get over it but often it’s not quite that easy.

 

Dr. Guy Winch:
Well when we get rejected the interesting thing is that the same areas get activated in our brain that get activated when we experience physical pain.

 


Dr. Guy Winch

Conflict Strategies

May 29, 2014

 

Interview with Diane Hamilton, author of the book Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Conflict for many of us is something to be avoided.

 

Diane Hamilton:
The 1st thing is just to not, not to be afraid of it. Most of us are convinced that to deal with conflict directly isn’t going to go anywhere good because most of our experience is that it doesn’t. So we have to change our attitude.
 


Diane Hamilton

How Courageous Are You?

May 27, 2014

 

Interview with Bill Treasurer, author of the book Courage Goes to Work: How to Build Backbones, Boost Performance, and Get Results

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What does it mean to be courageous?

 

Bill Treasurer:
I would say that the definition of courage is not the absence of fear. In fact, when you are in a courageous moment you're in a fearful moment - but it is proceeding despite the fact that you're afraid.
 


Bill Treasurer

How Friends Influence Your Body Weight

May 26, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Malissa Wood, author of the book Thinfluence: Thin-flu-ence (noun) the powerful and surprising effect friends, family, work, and environment have on weight

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How much you weigh is influenced heavily by how much the people around you weigh.

 

Dr. Malissa Wood:
Siblings and significant others and closest friends have the most effect and have the most similarity to us.

 


Dr. Malissa Wood

Can You Be Successful & Still Be Nice?

May 13, 2014

 

Interview with Russ Edelman, co-author of the book Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office: Eight Strategies for Winning in Business Without Being a Jerk

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to be successful you can't be too nice - that's the common advice in life and in business. And yet…

 

Russ Edelman:
We did a whole lot of surveying (we surveyed three hundred and fifty professionals) and out of that surveying, sixty-one percent of the people came back and said they believe that they are too nice in business.
 


Russ Edelman

How Your Senses Affect Your Thinking - Part 2

May 7, 2014

 

Interview with Thalma Lobel, author of the book Sensation: The New Science of Physical Intelligence

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s fascinating how the environment can influence your thoughts and behavior. For instance just the presence of a light bulb in the room.

 

Thalma Lobel:
Studies show that people who saw a light bulb while they were taking a creative test solved them better; they were more creative just by seeing a picture or a real light bulb in front of them.

 


Professor Thalma Lobel

How Your Senses Affect Your Thinking

May 6, 2014

 

Interview with Thalma Lobel, author of the book Sensation: The New Science of Physical Intelligence

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Your senses have an interesting impact on your own thoughts and behaviors. For instance your sense of smell…

 

Thalma Lobel:
When you smell something really, really gross you tend to be harsher in your moral judgment.

 


Professor Thalma Lobel

Overcoming Tough Times

May 1, 2014

 

Interview with Ryan Holiday, author of the book The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Funny thing about adversity and tough times.

 

Ryan Holiday:
When we look back in our lives we all see things that we thought were terrible at the time that we thought were going to be huge setbacks. But we know sort of in retrospect that they were good, that we grew from them that we benefited from them.
 


Ryan Holiday

Are You Sabotaging Your Own Success?

April 29, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Judith Orloff, author of the book The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you’re trying to accomplish something important in your career or your personal life it’s possible to try too hard. When really what you should do is surrender.

 

Dr. Judith Orloff:
It’s about learning the art of when to move forward and when to let go. To do everything you can to make something happen but then turn the results over so you don’t kill your endeavors with a death grip.
 


Dr. Judith Orloff

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