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Stories, science and secrets from the world’s brightest thought-leaders. Behavioral Grooves is the podcast that satisfies your curiosity of why we do what we do. Explanations of human behavior that will improve your relationships, your wellbeing, and your organization by helping you find your groove.

Behavioral Grooves Podcast Kurt Nelson, PhD and Tim Houlihan

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 84 Ratings

Stories, science and secrets from the world’s brightest thought-leaders. Behavioral Grooves is the podcast that satisfies your curiosity of why we do what we do. Explanations of human behavior that will improve your relationships, your wellbeing, and your organization by helping you find your groove.

    Finding Out What Your Customers Want and Why It Matters | Andrea Belk Olson

    Finding Out What Your Customers Want and Why It Matters | Andrea Belk Olson

    Customer feedback lacks two fundamental pieces of information: context and behavior. Traditional methods of insight, like the Net Promoter Score (NPS) and customer feedback surveys have their limitations. Andrea Belk Olson, our guest on this episode, challenges organizations to adopt a different approach to customer behavior by delving into the WHY and the WHAT, then coming up with a WOW hypothesis - a 3 step process called the 3W Ideation.

    • 58 min
    From Distracted To Focused: Nir Eyal’s Secrets On How To Be Indistractable

    From Distracted To Focused: Nir Eyal’s Secrets On How To Be Indistractable

    Utilizing the power of identity by proudly declaring yourself as indistractable can be a persuasive step in becoming the kind of person we want to be. By changing the language we use to describe ourselves, we can actually influence our own behavior.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    You Have Dignity Because You’re Human, Not Because You Work | Jonathan Malesic

    You Have Dignity Because You’re Human, Not Because You Work | Jonathan Malesic

    Politicians often remark that by working we provide society with value and are rewarded with a sense of dignity. But what if we considered that each of us had dignity that wasn’t engulfed in our work identity? Would we be less susceptible to burnout if we accepted ourselves as enough as we are, regardless of our job status? Learn about what leads to burnout and solutions to avoid it with Jonathan Malesic, author of The End of Burnout.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    How To Fix Burnout (Hint: It Isn’t Another Yoga Session) | Jennifer Moss

    How To Fix Burnout (Hint: It Isn’t Another Yoga Session) | Jennifer Moss

    We’ve been programmed to treat burnout as a self-care issue, as if we’re just one yoga session or a relaxation app away from fixing the problem. Jennifer Moss, however, describes the solution to burnout as an organizational issue, not an individual hurdle. Creating a workplace culture where leaders model healthy work behavior, engage with empathy and cater for employees’ individual needs can foster an environment that helps prevent burnout before it starts.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    You Can Change Someone’s Mind But Are You Sure You Want To? | David McRaney

    You Can Change Someone’s Mind But Are You Sure You Want To? | David McRaney

    We all know someone who believes in conspiracy theories and we wish we could change their mind. It IS possible. There are techniques that can work to transform how people think. But what we love about this interview (our 300th episode!) with David McRaney is that he adds in a Step 0 to the process and asks “why do you want to change their mind?”

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Changing The World with Persistent Optimism | Dr. Paul Zeitz

    Changing The World with Persistent Optimism | Dr. Paul Zeitz

    What if we were so optimistic, nothing ever felt like an obstacle, only an opportunity? As an unapologetic optimist, Dr. Paul Zeitz has overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to join forces with leaders around the world, tackling some of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Learn how he fosters hope.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

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Dana Suskind - A Delightfully Brilliant Episode

Dana was an incredibly insightful and enthusiastic guest on Behavioral Grooves! She’s spot on in identifying, describing, and prescribing ways to improve the childhood development for our families, communities, and the nation. I immediately went out and got her book, Parent Nation, and am enjoying the expansion of her ideas and thinking.

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Love this podcast

So insightful, with wonderfully intelligent guests and great rapport between all of them. (Admittedly, I have only listened to two episodes so far.. but had to give my input on them..)

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Get Grooving

This podcast is fantastic! Kurt and Tim gather too thought leaders and engage in wonderful insightful discussions. The time flies and most often I want the interviews to continue.

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