The Brainfluence Podcast with Roger Dooley

Pride is the most deadly sin... Pride goes before a fall... If you think pride is only for narcissistic jerks, you need to hear what Dr. Jessica Tracy of UBC's Emotion & Self Lab, has discovered in her years of research.

On this episode, Dr. Tracy makes the case that pride, the first "deadly sin" we've all been warned about, is what distinguishes those two types of leaders. As detailed in her new book, Take Pride: Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human SuccessJessica and her colleagues have meticulously argued that pride can enhance your performance, for yourself and your team alike, if manifested in the right way.

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This week's guest, Dan Roam, has put a modern twist on hacking our image-partial brains. We're excited to speak with Dan Roam, an expert consultant and author of the breakout book The Back of the Napkin. In his new book, Draw to Win: A Crash Course on How to Lead, Sell, and Innovate With Your Visual MindDan expands on his revolutionary persuasion tactic: harnessing the power of visual communication with simple, elegant drawings.

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Our guest this week is Susan David, an expert on emotions and thinking. Susan not only has her PhD in psychology, she is an author and the CEO of her consulting firm Evidence-Based Psychology. Her new book, Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Lifeis packed with ways to make emotions into valuable workplace tools rather than distractions.

We begin by defining "emotional agility" and discussing Susan's primary goal: letting people bring their emotions to the workplace to become more effective, curious, and challenged employees. We talk about how organizations want to be adaptable more than ever before, which begins with adaptability on an individual level.

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It may seem like a no-brainer that customers should be a company's priority -- after all, "the customer is always right." But, as this week's guest shows us, all too often companies are more focused on profits than on the value they add to customers' lives through products and services. 

Today we're joined by Gautam Mahajan, author and Value Creation expert, as he shares some of the key insights from his new book Value Creation: The Definitive Guide for Business LeadersWhile he doesn't assert that the customer is indeed always correct, he does argue in favor of a customer-centric philosophy and the many benefits it entails.

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This week, I'm honored to host the “Godfather of Influence,” Dr. Robert Cialdini. Robert's seminal book Influence is a foundational, bestselling text about why people say "yes" and how to apply psychology when persuading others.

Thirty years later, Robert is back with a paradigm-shifting idea in the form of his book Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and PersuadeIn this interview, Robert and I talk about some of the key lessons from his upcoming book, and how you can apply them immediately to step up your persuasion game.

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