October 6, 2015


Interview with Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of the book Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time




Mike Carruthers:
Every year about 50 billion dollars is spent on leadership development in the form of books, seminars, speakers and programs – the results…


Jeffrey Pfeffer:
Has produced almost nothing – employee engagement is low, trust in leaders is low, job satisfaction is low - if something hasn’t worked for 70 years we can keep doing it but the odds of it changing I don’t think is very high.

Jeffrey Pfeffer

October 5, 2015


Interview with Tim Downs, author of the book Wonders Never Cease




Mike Carruthers:
Every couple argues and fights – but about what?


Tim Downs:
Somebody once said nothing keeps an argument going like 2 people who don’t know what they’re really fighting about. And until you get down to the real underlying issues you can think that you’re different in a thousand ways when there are really only 7 essential differences that divide us.

Tim Downs

October 2, 2015


Interview with Larry Weidel, author of the book Serial Winner: 5 Actions to Create Your Cycle of Success




Mike Carruthers:
Would you say your life is going the way you’ve always hoped?


Larry Weidel:
I don’t know the percentages but if you talked to most people most people are not that thrilled and energized about where their heading in their life.

Larry Weidel

October 1, 2015


Interview with Tim Schurr, author of the book Get Out Of Your Way: How to Eliminate Self-Sabotage and Win Your Life!




Mike Carruthers:
When you’re focused on your problems it’s hard to work on the solutions so you need to change the focus.


Tim Schurr:
This is not about just being a positive thinker this is about emotionally reprogramming yourself – getting yourself focused on how you want your future to be.

Tim Schurr

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

September 29, 2015


Interview with Donald Altman, author of the book The Mindfulness Code: Keys for Overcoming Stress, Anxiety, Fear, and Unhappiness




Mike Carruthers:
In the last few moments have you been focused on the present or have you been worrying about what’s going to happen in the future?


Donald Altman:
If you’re too forward focused, and if that’s causing you anxiety and not allowing you to be present - then maybe you’re not really with the people that you’re with in that moment.

Donald Altman

September 28, 2015


Interview with Renate Reimann, author of the book Beyond Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
We all procrastinate from time to time, why?


Renate Reimann:
Very often it’s very legitimate we don’t have the time or the resources or we’re not clear on what the next step is. But at other times it’s just fear holding us back.


Renate Reimann

September 25, 2015


Interview with Daniel Simons, author of the book The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us




Mike Carruthers:
The human brain is an incredible machine but it does have some interesting flaws.


Daniel Simons:
We don't notice as much as we think we do, we don’t remember as vividly as we think we do. We tend to place too much value in our confidence in general. We spot causes where they don’t exist.

Daniel Simons

September 24, 2015


Interview with Ivan Misner, author of the book Networking Like a Pro: Turning Contacts into Connections




Mike Carruthers:
Everyone who has a job has heard about the importance of networking.


Ivan Misner:
And networking has been around a long time but it’s been practiced badly. Whether people don’t understand it and the reason for that is that we don’t teach this in colleges and universities. We give kids bachelor’s degrees in marketing – they don’t have a clue how to network and they totally confuse networking with direct selling.

Ivan Misner

September 23, 2015


Interview with Paul Shoemaker, author of the book Can't Not Do: The Compelling Social Drive that Changes Our World




Mike Carruthers:
I bet you’ve had a can’t not do moment. It’s when you see someone or some animal or some group in need of your help and you simply can’t not do it.


Paul Shoemaker:
There are absolutely moments in each of our lives where we hit that moment where something really affects us or makes us look at something with our heart and head.

Paul Shoemaker

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