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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

 

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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

 

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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)

 

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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

The Real Reason People Go To Work

September 1, 2015

 

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

 

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Mike Carruthers:
A lot of us get up every day and go to work. Why?

 

Barry Schwartz:
There’s a long standing ideology about human beings and work which is that people don’t want to work they’re basically lazy. If we didn’t need the money we wouldn’t work – end of story.
 


Barry Schwartz

Being Happy At Work

August 4, 2015

 

Interview with Jessica Pryce-Jones author of Happiness at Work: Maximizing Your Psychological Capital for Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
More and more employers are spending time and effort on making sure their employees are happy.

 

Jessica Pryce-Jones:
The reason that organizations are interested in happiness at work is because people who are happiest at work are doing a day and a quarter extra per week in terms of effort. So you are getting sixty days a year out of your most happy employees.
 


Jessica Pryce-Jones

Being Happy On The Job

 April 12, 2010
Interview with Jessica Pryce-Jones author of Happiness at Work: Maximizing Your Psychological Capital for Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Just how happy and content you are at work is determined by several factors.

 

Jessica Pryce-Jones:
It looks to be about 50% of your happiness comes with who you are. 10-15% comes with the context that you find yourself in – but 35-40% comes from how you manage that context.
 


Jessica Pryce-Jones

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

Why It's So Scary To Reach For Goals

June 4, 2015

 

Interview with Daniel Drubin author of Letting Go of Your Bananas: How to Become More Successful by Getting Rid of Everything Rotten in Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What keeps us from going after our goals and dreams? Usually fear.

 

Dr. Daniel T. Drubin:
Someone once said to me that when it comes to change - if it's not a little bit scary, it's probably not very worthwhile and probably not very interesting.
 


Daniel Drubin

 

Using Surprise To Your Advantage

 

April 15, 2015

 

Interview with Andy Nulman, author of Pow! Right Between the Eyes: Profiting from the Power of Surprise

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Mike Carruthers:
To be more successful, whether as a business or as an individual, one often overlooked strategy is the power of surprise.

 

Andy Nulman:
The definition here is it's the constant expansion of the boundaries of delightful extremes. What you want to make sure you do is delight a customer.
 


Andy Nulman

 

 

Asking For A Raise

February 25, 2015

 

Interview with Sharon Jordan Evans, author of the book Love It, Don't Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We could all use a little more money in our paycheck, but if you're like most people you're probably reluctant to go in and ask for a raise.

 

Sharon Jordan Evans:
And in fact, research shows that most people would rather leave a good job than ask for a raise.
 


Sharon Jordan Evans

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