Something You Should Know about Human Behavior


Self-Confidence

April 3, 2014

 

Interview with Sheenah Hankin, author of the book Complete Confidence Updated Edition: A Handbook

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One major reason we don't achieve our goals is lack of self-confidence.

 

Sheenah Hankin, PhD:
This country really suffers from something very serious. We talk about the price of gas being such a problem for the economy. What about the price of lack of confidence? All of these people in the country who are not fulfilling their potential, who have difficult relationships and don't know why.
 


Sheenah Hankin

Our Anti-Male Culture

April 2, 2014

 

Interview with Kathleen Parker, author of the book Save the Males: Why Men Matter Why Women Should Care

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Have you noticed in our society that…

 

Kathleen Parker:
The culture at large is extremely anti-male these days. This has been building for twenty or thirty years. And it's finally reached a point where guys can't do anything right.
 


Kathleen Parker

Power Of Persistence

March 27, 2014

 

Interview with Daniel Pink, author of the book The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The unsung, unexciting, un-sexy ingredient to success in anything is persistence - in fact…

 

Daniel Pink:
Persistence trumps talent. That is, there are massive returns to doggedness. The world is littered with extremely talented people who didn't persist.
 


Daniel H. Pink

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

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