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Benefits Of Being Likeable - Part 2

August 25, 2016


Interview with Rohit Bhargava, author of the book Likeonomics: The Unexpected Truth Behind Earning Trust, Influencing Behavior, and Inspiring Action




Mike Carruthers:
You’ve probably heard that we generally like people who are like us.


Rohit Bhargava:
So that’s certainly true but what it doesn’t mean is that we don’t like people who aren’t like us. The opposite part of it isn’t true. 

Rohit Bhargava

How To Get Ahead In Your Career

August 16, 2016


Interview with Patty Azzarello, author of the book Rise: 3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader, and Liking Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
A lot of people think that if you work hard at your job you will get ahead.


Patty Azzarello:
And it’s just a sad reality that hard work and good work does not stand on its own.

Patty Azzarello

Managing Your Time

August 4, 2016


Interview with JoAnn R. Corley, author of the book Organizational Strategies for the Overwhelmed: How to manage your time, space, & priorities to work smart, get results, & be happy




Mike Carruthers:
As the saying goes all we really have is time.


JoAnn R. Corley:
Time is our life. So how we choose our time, how we let other people use our time are all part of the bigger picture of crafting a life.


JoAnn R. Corley

How To Hire The Right Person

May 9, 2016


Interview with George Anders, author of the book The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else




Mike Carruthers:
Anyone who’s ever had to hire someone for a job in an office or as a housekeeper or babysitter knows that hiring the right person is tough and here’s why…


George Anders:
We tend to latch onto the superficial and we get impressed by degrees and we get impressed by people who meet us well and often those are pretty much irrelevant for the job at hand.

George Anders

Being More Productive

May 4, 2016


Interview with Jonathan Fields, author of the book Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance




Mike Carruthers:
In the minds of many being productive and doing great work means working hard, nose to the grindstone – but that’s only part of the process.


Jonathan Fields:
The really big insights and ideas usually come when we work really hard and then we step away.

Jonathan Fields

Appreciation At Work

April 14, 2016


Interview with Paul White, co-author of the book The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People




Mike Carruthers:
Employers pay a lot of lip service to the idea of appreciation in the workplace but somehow we’re missing the mark.


Paul White:
From research we know that 79% of the people that leave work voluntary to go to another position site a lack of appreciation as one of the top 2 reasons.

Paul White

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

Your Next Job

September 30, 2015


Interview with Paul B. Brown, author of the book Own Your Future: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur and Thrive in an Unpredictable Economy




Mike Carruthers:
You probably agree that finding a new job is hard work and that may have something to do with how you approach it.


Paul B. Brown:
Somewhere out there is the perfect job for me all I have to do is find it. Oh gosh is that hard!

Paul B. Brown

The Silo Effect

September 15, 2015


Interview with Gillian Tett, author of the book The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers




Mike Carruthers:
There’s something in our personal and our professional culture today called the silo effect.


Gillian Tett:
Today’s bureaucracies are often so fragmented that the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing. The fundamental problem that comes from that is that bright people do really, really dumb things.

Gillian Tett

The Real Reason People Go To Work - Part 2

September 2, 2015


Interview with Barry Schwartz, author of the book Why We Work (TED Books)




Mike Carruthers:
You’ve probably heard that a majority of working people don’t actually like their job. Which is a shame because…


Barry Schwartz:
We spend half our waking lives at work. And it’s an incredible waste of a human resource for people to spend half of their lives in places they don’t want to be doing things they don’t want to do - especially when it’s not necessary.

Barry Schwartz

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