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Discussions with thought leaders about the importance of emotions in politics, culture and life

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Discussions with thought leaders about the importance of emotions in politics, culture and life

    Art Markman, "Bring Your Brain to Work: Using Cognitive Science to Get a Job, Do It Well, and Advance Your Career" (HBR Press, 2019)

    Art Markman, "Bring Your Brain to Work: Using Cognitive Science to Get a Job, Do It Well, and Advance Your Career" (HBR Press, 2019)

    What does it take to both fit in and yet also prosper and grow as a person in the workplace?
    In today's interview, I discuss this question and others with noted psychologist Arthur B. Markman.
    Markman is a professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also runs the university’s Human Dimensions of Organizations program. Besides his books, Art writes blogs for Psychology Today and Fast Company, and has a radio show/podcast called Two Guys on Your Head.
    Topics covered in this episode include:

    The emotions that often get exhibited in relation to each of the Big 5 traits of Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism – as well as how a “dream team” working on a special project will embody a variety of those traits.

    What it means to be a boss who punishes negligence instead of failure.

    What are the kinds of signals you should be alert to in a job interview in order to get a grasp on what kind of corporate culture you might be stepping into.

    Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of eight books and leads Sensory Logic, Inc. (https://www.sensorylogic.com). To check out his “Faces of the Week” blog, visit https://emotionswizard.com.
     

    • 43 min
    Cary Cooper, "The Apology Impulse: How the Business World Ruined Sorry and Why We Can’t Stop Saying It" (Kogan Press, 2020)

    Cary Cooper, "The Apology Impulse: How the Business World Ruined Sorry and Why We Can’t Stop Saying It" (Kogan Press, 2020)

    What are best-practices for alleviating stress in the workplace?
    Today I talked to Cary Cooper about his new book The Apology Impulse: How the Business World Ruined Sorry and Why We Can’t Stop Saying It (Kogan Page, 2020). Cooper explains why managers should say “Sorry, I Wasn’t Feeling."
    Cooper is the author/editor of over 250 books, and the president of the British Academy of Management. An advisor to the World Health Organization and the EU, he’s received both a knighthood and the CBE award from the Queen of England for “extraordinary contributions” to society.
    Topics covered in this episode include:

    The difference between operational and cultural failures, and why CEOs find it easier to apologize for the latter by pretending the problem has to do with the former.

    The percentage of workers who feel bullied by a boss at work on a constant basis, and Cooper’s estimation of the percentage of bosses who won’t be able to benefit from EQ-training and, therefore, should be given roles that don’t involve managing people.

    What the implications and solutions for huge CEO pay amid what could now prove to be the single most significant economic downturn in our lives (due to Covid-19).


    Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of eight books and leads Sensory Logic, Inc. (https://www.sensorylogic.com). To check out his “Faces of the Week” blog, visit https://emotionswizard.com.
     

    • 42 min
    David A. Harris, "A City Divided: Race, Fear and the Law in Police Confrontations" (Anthem Press, 2020)

    David A. Harris, "A City Divided: Race, Fear and the Law in Police Confrontations" (Anthem Press, 2020)

    How do we move police forces from a warrior culture to connecting better with communities they serve?
    Today I talked to David A. Harris about his new book A City Divided: Race, Fear and the Law in Police Confrontations (Anthem Press, 2020).
    Harris is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s law school and is the leading U.S. authority on racial profiling. Also the author of Profiles in Injustice (2002). he hosts the podcast Criminal Injustice. Topics covered in this episode include:

    Harris’s vantage point on what the Minnesota legislature got right and only half-right in recently approving a police accountability measure in the wake of the George Floyd killing.

    Why navigating fear and anger is so hard for both black suspects and the police alike.

    What role a lack of familiarity – and trust – plays for officers and suspects in trying to avoid escalating their encounters.


    Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of eight books and leads Sensory Logic, Inc. To check out his “Faces of the Week” blog, visit https://emotionswizard.com.

    • 45 min
    Nir Bashan, "The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability" (McGraw-Hill, 2020)

    Nir Bashan, "The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability" (McGraw-Hill, 2020)

    Why is the corporate fallback being “analytical” (as opposed to nurturing creativity)?
    Today I talked to Nir Bashan about his new book The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability (McGraw-Hill, 2020)
    Bashan is a creativity expert who has spent the past two decades devising a formula for sustained creativity. Besides his blue-chip corporate clients, Bashan has also worked on album, movies and advertisements for people like Rod Stewart and Woody Harrelson, won a Clio and been nominated for an Emmy. This is his first book.
    Topics covered in this episode include:

    Creativity’s three unlikely personal traits (hint: courage is one of them).

    Why self-doubt and complacency are both threats to successful innovation, and how to overcome each in turn.

    Design obstacles Bashan has witnessed, plus five more from my book Emotionomics.

    Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of eight books and leads Sensory Logic, Inc. (https://www.sensorylogic.com). To check out his “Faces of the Week” blog, visit https://emotionswizard.com.

    • 40 min
    Siri Hustvedt, "Memories of the Future" (Simon and Schuster, 2019)

    Siri Hustvedt, "Memories of the Future" (Simon and Schuster, 2019)

    How Do We Write Our Personal History at the Same Time That It’s Written for Us?
    Today I talked to Siri Hustvedt about this question and others as we discuss her book Memories of the Future (Simon and Schuster, 2019).
    The Literary Review (UK) has called Hustvedt “a twenty-first-century Virginia Woolf.” She’s the author of seven novels, four collections of essays, and two works of nonfiction. She has a PhD in English literature from Columbia University and lectures in psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. Hustvedt is the recipient of numerous awards, including the European Essay Prize.
    Topics covered in this episode include:

    What it can mean to be a heroine instead of a hero, including in regards to which emotions might conventionally be considered “off-limits.”

    The role that the author’s over-a-dozen drawings play in this novel.

    Musings on what the roots of ambition might be, and how ambition and shame as well as memory and imagination are often so intertwined.

    Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of eight books and leads Sensory Logic, Inc. (https://www.sensorylogic.com). To check out his “Faces of the Week” blog, visit https://emotionswizard.com.
     

    • 43 min
    Caroline Stokes, "Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies to Save Your Company" (Entrepreneur Press, 2019)

    Caroline Stokes, "Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies to Save Your Company" (Entrepreneur Press, 2019)

    How does avoidance of conflict ultimately create more conflict in the workplace?
    Today I talked to Caroline Stokes, author of Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies to Save Your Company (Entrepreneur Press, 2019)
    Stokes is the CEO of FORWARD, and the podcast host of The Emotionally Intelligent Recruiter. She is an award-winning leadership coach and thinker, partnering with global leaders throughout their career and leadership cycle. Topics covered in this episode include:
    • The emotions that inadvertently inspire the behavior of both push-over and bully bosses, and the likely emotional responses of their direct reports.
    • How the risk of employee disengagement can get short-circuited before it happens.
    • What are steps that can ensure a better on-boarding experience for the new employee, including CEO’s (whose turn-over rate is 50% within the first 18 months on the job).
    Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of eight books and leads Sensory Logic, Inc. To check out his “Faces of the Week” blog, visit https://emotionswizard.com.

    • 46 min

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