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Reconciling Estranged Relationships

February 20, 2014

 

Interview with Laura Davis, author of the book I Thought We'd Never Speak Again: The Road from Estrangement to Reconciliation

 

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Mike Carruthers:
People hold grudges and stop speaking to friends and family members for important reasons or at least they seemed important at the time, however…

 


Laura Davis:

When you hold on to a grudge against someone for something they did in the past it can really be counter-productive because what seems like a bitter rift at one point ten years later may look very different.
 


Laura Davis

What Makes A Great Work Environment

February 14, 2014

 

Interview with Dennis Bakke, author of the book Joy At Work: A Revolutionary Approach To Fun On The Job

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What people need and seldom get in the workplace is responsibility.

 

Dennis W. Bakke:
In effect, take the big action or make a difference that actually affects the outcome of what we're doing. People have to be able to make important decisions.

 


Dennis W. Bakke

Identifying Your Strengths & Weaknesses

February 6, 2014

 

Interview with Marcus Buckingham, author of the book The One Thing You Need to Know: ... About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Here's a good way to determine what your weaknesses are…

 

Marcus Buckingham:
It's an activity that when you're not doing it, you don't look forward to it and when you are doing it you can't wait to stop. Well, you're never going to learn to love that.
 


Marcus Buckingham

How Anger Can Sabotage Your Success

December 10, 2013

 

Interview with Deidre Combs, author of the book Worst Enemy, Best Teacher : How to Survive and Thrive with Opponents, Competitors, and the People Who Drive You Crazy

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How often have you gotten yourself in trouble by reacting to something someone said or wrote without stepping back and really thinking about it before you respond?

 

Deidre Combs:
Here's one tip that I use: is to remember if I want to respond right away, I shouldn't.
 


Deidre Combs

Dealing With Adversity

November 6, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. Norman Rosenthal, author of the book The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Adversity; tough times they happen to all of us.

 

Dr. Normal Rosenthal:
Adversity is a necessary part of life that it happens in 3 contexts; bad luck, bad judgment and when you voluntarily take on the adversity.
 


Dr. Norman Rosenthal

Success On The Job

October 4, 2013

 

Interview with Tom Markert, author of the book You Can't Win a Fight with Your Boss

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You likely don't walk into work every morning with the intent to be charming, but maybe you should.

 

Tom Markert: 
People don't often promote people that they don't like. And everyday that you go into work is a real opportunity for you to be charming and have some of those intangible things that people do use as decision criteria when promotion time comes.
 


Tom Markert

Our Victim Mentality

October 2, 2013

 

Interview with Larry Winget, author of the book Grow a Pair: How to Stop Being a Victim and Take Back Your Life, Your Business, and Your Sanity

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Our society has become very politically correct and some people are tired of it.

 

Larry Winget:
I watched a lady on television the other day that said she was tired of being called a liar she’s truth challenged. I went, “Really? You’re truth challenged? No lady if you say something that isn’t true it makes you a liar” - but see that’s considered mean and that’s harsh.
 


Larry Winget

Fear In The Workplace

September 18, 2013

 

Interview with Laurie Cure, author of the book Leading without Fear

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Fear is basically worrying about what might happen. And fear often stops us from doing things it shouldn’t.

 

Laurie Cure:
Fear is about having too much future. And so when you talk about this notion of “what ifing”- when we “what if” we really stay in this future state. And 99% of all the things we see in our minds eye actually never come to fruition.
 


Laurie K. Cure PhD

Lost Art Of Conversation

September 2, 2013

 

Interview with Eileen McDargh, author of the book Gifts from the Mountain: Simple Truths for Life's Complexities (BK Life (Hardcover))

 

http://www.eileenmcdargh.com/

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Something's missing in the workplace and it's called conversation.

 

Eileen McDargh:
I know that when I hear people tell me, "I've never seen my boss, all I see are emails" - and you don't get emotionally connected to an email.
 


Eileen McDargh

Psychology Of How We Relate To Others

August 5, 2013

 

Interview with David McRaney, author of the book You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The psychology behind how we relate to each other is fascinating. For instance there’s something called the illusion of asymmetric insight.

 

David McRaney:
And the illusion of asymmetric insight is the belief that I am an iceberg and that you only see the very top of the iceberg coming out of the water. But you tend to believe that everyone else in your life you can see what’s beneath the water.
 


David McRaney

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