Something You Should Know about Human Behavior


How To Be Charismatic

March 26, 2014

 

Interview with Olivia Fox, author of the book The Pocket Guide To Becoming a Superstar In Your Field
 

www.askolivia.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you have charisma?

 

Olivia Fox:
Charisma really, in its essence, is how you make people feel about themselves. Someone who is charismatic is someone who draws you in, someone who makes you feel interesting and fascinated.

 


Olivia Fox

Receiving Feedback From People

March 17, 2014

 

Interview with Sheila Heen, co-author of the book Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Supposedly we all want to get feedback from other people but sometimes feedback is hard to take.

 

Sheila Heen:
So feedback sits right at the junction of 2 core human needs; the 1st is the need to learn and grow.

 


Sheila Heen

Finding Success

March 13, 2014

 

Interview with David M. Howitt, author of the book Heed Your Call: Integrating Myth, Science, Spirituality, and Business

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How do you feel about work and success?

 

David M. Howitt:
A lot of us are taught at the earliest ages you’ve got to put your shoulder into the plow and you’ve got to work a 12 hour day and the more tired you are when you come home the more successful you are. My experience that’s just not true.
 


David M. Howitt

Fascinating Human Traits

March 7, 2014

 

Interview with Hannah Holmes, author of the book The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We humans are fascinating creatures in ways you may not realize.


Hannah Holmes:

One of the fascinating things about the human animal is that unlike the vast majority of other mammals we try to mate for long periods of time.
 


Hannah Holmes

How To Make A Good First Impression

March 5, 2014

 

Interview with Mark Mazzerella, author of the book Put Your Best Foot Forward: Make a Great Impression by Taking Control of How Others See You

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You cannot minimize the importance of making a good first impression on people. Because everywhere you go people do judge you instantly.


Mark Mazzarella:

They're very predictable conclusions that can be drawn in terms of how close you should get to somebody, how much you should touch them. How they're going to react in terms of whether they believe you are trustworthy, caring, humble and capable if you behave in certain ways.
 


Mark Mazzerella

Preparing For Important Conversations

March 3, 2014

 

Interview with Ronald Shapiro, author of the book Perfecting Your Pitch: How to Succeed in Business and in Life by Finding Words That Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Think of all the times you’ve had to have serious even difficult conversations with people.

 

Ronald Shapiro:
You have a family financial squabble, you’re going to ask the boss for a raise, break a relationship up with a partner – these are really important conversations.
 


Ronald Shapiro

The Good Part Of Failure

February 24, 2014

 

Interview with Megan McArdle, author of the book The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
No one likes to fail but you can make it easier on yourself.

 

Megan McArdle:
By focusing less on the person than on the process – you know success and failure they’re not something that you are, they’re something that happened.
 


Megan McArdle

Branding Your Product Or Service

February 19, 2014

 

Interview with Tim Halloran, author of the book Romancing the Brand: How Brands Create Strong, Intimate Relationships with Consumers

 

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Mike Carruthers:
For your product or service to compete in the marketplace it’s important to remember…

 

Tim Halloran:
We’re looking for everything we can to differentiate our brands from competitors. And there are only so many functional benefits and then it just becomes a kind of a game of one-upmanship.
 


Tim Halloran

How To Achieve That Big Goal

February 12, 2014

 

Interview with Sam Bennett, author of the book Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day

 
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Mike Carruthers:
Funny thing about people and the goals they set.
 
Sam Bennett:
Almost everybody has at least 1 project that they know that if they were to spend time on it, it would make a big difference in their lives. You know it’s something very close to their heart, something really important to them and somehow every single day we manage to get everything done for everybody else and not move forward – and it hurts.

Sam Bennett

The Illusion Of Time

February 7, 2014

 

Interview with George Lawrence-Ell, author of the book The Invisible Clock: A Practical Revolution in Finding Time for Everyone and Everything

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It seems for many of us that time runs our lives. But what is time exactly?

 

George Lawrence-Ell :
Time is a perception and we don't experience time the way that we measure it, in fixed units of hours and days, months and years. Two hours spent in a dentist chair is not two hours spent on a honeymoon.
 

 

 


George Lawrence - Ell

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