Eric Maddox is the Army interrogator who, while attached to a Delta Force team in Tikrit, Iraq, collected the intelligence which led to the capture of Saddam Hussein. He subsequently became the first civilian interrogator for the Defense Intelligence Agency and went on to conduct over 2700 interrogations. Eric has repeatedly been able to influence those who have zero trust in him, to make the decision to give him information, even more than he asked, without using torture. Eric honed his systematic methods of creating influence in hostile environments but has found they are equally as useful in building or retaining business relationships. Do you need someone to partner with you? Believe in you? Trust you or follow you? How does one connect with those on the other side of the table to gain influence? Each week, Eric shares the psychology of influence and how he believes it can be created in any environment.
Season II, EP. 8 - Curt Steinhorst
Eric speaks with Curt Steinhorst about his book, "Can I Have Your Attention", and the problems of modern distractions throughout throughout the day.
Season II, EP. 7
Eric discusses the new bar for listening and gaining trust in conversations.
Season II, Cliff Smith
Eric interviews a former colleague and friend, Cliff Smith, as they talk about Cliff's road to success.
Season II, Inside an Interrogation
Eric explain show he used empathy based listening to turn radical islamic terrorists into his spies.
Season II, Eric Invites Guests to the Show
In todays program, Eric incapsulates the impact of empathy based listening and invites listeners to come on the show to experience its power. Don't miss the episode!
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New to the podcast world but definitely enjoying! Awesome topics and so relatable in the everyday of communication from your personal life to the workforce to simply achieve a relationship or a goal. Very cool and enjoying 👍👍 Billy Long
Eric really makes a personal bond with the listener! He takes very difficult concepts and makes them very easy to understand.
You can tell he’s just a real authentic person that’s very relatable.
It’s easy to imagine sitting with him in a fancy coffee shop or maybe even a Waffle House and just talking about everyday stuff.
6 Categories of Distraction
The breakdown of the 6 categories of distraction were meaningful in a way which will help me to listen more to the other person. I am always looking for ways learn how to listen better and #5 & #6 are perfect for me. I need to remove my Personal Agenda, but how do I remain passionate with what I need to get by not showing my agenda. And the simple hint of just stop talking when someone is interrupting me is genius because you are right, they already stopped listening to me.