Something You Should Know about Human Behavior


Making Your Ideas Stick

July 3, 2015

 

Interview with Chip Heath, co-author of the book Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Some ideas stick with us for a long time; other ideas die the minute after we hear them.

 

Having Difficult Conversations

June 30, 2015

 

Interview with Andrea Lee, author of the book We Need To Talk: Your Guide to Challenging Business Conversations

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You know those difficult conversations when something really big is at stake? Well one of the things that makes those conversations so difficult is…

 

Andrea Lee:
We perform worse
when there’s something to lose. The moment when we have something to lose is actually when it counts the most to have the best conversation possible.

 


Andrea J. Lee

How We Use Our Senses To Decide What To Buy

June 29, 2015

 

Interview with Martin Lindstrom, author of the book Brand Sense: Sensory Secrets Behind the Stuff We Buy

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You might think that your sense of sight is what you use most often to decide what products to buy, but it’s not.

 

Martin Lindstrom:
In order of ranking across every product category the most powerful sense we have is the sense of sound, followed by the sense of smell, and then followed by the sense of sight.
 


Martin Lindstrom

Make Better Use Of Your Time - Part 2

June 24, 2015

 

Interview with Laura Vanderkam, author of the book I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Everyone it seems wants to make better use of their time.

 

Laura Vanderkam:
I think if you want to spend your time better the best thing you can do is figure out how you’re spending it now. So I always encourage people to keep track of their time at least for day, ideally a week if you can.
 


Laura Vanderkam

Make Better Use Of Your Time

June 23, 2015

 

Interview with Laura Vanderkam, author of the book I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Nobody it seems has enough time. We’re short on time, we run out of time, or do we?

 

Laura Vanderkam:
I think we often tell ourselves stories that life is stressful and crazy and busy. I mean that’s what everyone answers when you ask, “How’s life going?” Well it’s busy. But I find that if we actually track our time life is often a little bit more reasonable than we give ourselves credit for.
 


Laura Vanderkam

Expressing Appreciation

June 19, 2015

 

Interview with Dan Shapiro, author of the book Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Showing appreciation can be almost magical in any relationship, discussion or negotiation if you know how to do it right.

 

Daniel Shapiro:
People often say, "Empathize with the other person, validate their emotions." But what does that mean?

 
 


Dan Shapiro

Improving Self Confidence

June 17, 2015

 

Interview with Marci Fox, co-author of the book Think Confident, Be Confident: A Four-Step Program to Eliminate Doubt and Achieve LifelongSelf-Esteem….

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Self-confidence; how much of it you have may have a lot to do with your childhood.

 

What Makes A Good Partnership?

June 11, 2015

 

Interview with Rodd Wagner, co-author of the book Power of 2: How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships at Work and in Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Partnerships - we all have them at work, at home and with friends.

 

Rodd Wagner:
Most people are not very deliberate about their partnerships. When you ask them whether they’ve had good partnerships or bad partnerships they will tend to say they’ve had a lot more bad partnerships than good ones.
 

Rodd Wagner

Managing Your Boss

June 3, 2015

 

Interview with Katherine Crowley, co-author of the book Working for You Isn't Working for Me: The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Boss

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Just about everyone can find something wrong with their boss.

 

Katherine Crowley:
It’s not that bosses overall as personalities - as human beings are horrible people. It’s that many bosses have specific traits that drive people crazy.

Katherine Crowley

 

Success For Introverts

June 2, 2015

 

Interview with Nancy Ancowitz author of Self-Promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Introverts are an often misunderstood group. What’s an introvert?

 

Nancy Ancowitz:
An introvert gains her or his energy by being alone – by doing solo activities instead of more social activities. And we’re actually 50% of the population.
 


Nancy Ancowitz

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