#21 How to make better Decisions using Evidence-based Practice w/Rob Briner

We have access to more information than ever. Yet, we still base most of our decisions on guesses, gut feelings, outdated information. Why? Because we do not take our time to gather and understand the evidence behind. The gap between available information and the decisions we take is simply too wide – in our private lives, as well as in organisations. But, if we change that, we will make better informed decisions with better outcomes.

#20 – 6 Sexual Conflicts between Men and Women w/David Buss

My guest today, David Buss, will lay out six sexual conflicts that typically occur between men and women due to our evolutionary traits; why men sometimes mistake a smile for a sexual signal, why women tend to file for more divorces or why men statistically cheat more than women.

#19 Why are some People Happier than Others? w/Richard Lucas

In this episode of What Monkeys Do, I have invited Richard Lucas to talk about personality, happiness and why some people are happier than others. Richard is a leading professor in personality psychology and is internationally recognized for his research on happiness and well-being. Listen along to find out what you can do to increase your happiness. 

#18 Stop Searching for your Passion w/Terri Trespicio

In this episode of What Monkeys Do, I have invited Terri Trespicio, an award-winning writer, speaker and brand advisor. She is here to talk about why passion is overrated. Maybe all you need is a little bit of excitement in the moment.

#17 How to Get the Right Things Done w/David Allen

Michael Chaskalson has a master’s degree in the clinical applications of mindfulness. He has more than 40 years of experience with the discipline and has authored several books on the subject. Listen along, as we dive into mindfulness, and how you can use mindfulness to calm your life and focus on the present.

#16 Changing your story can change your life. Here’s how you do it [Focus Edition]

In this episode, I will look at why diets don’t work and what you can do to make them get you the results you hope for. Hint: I am not making it easier to be on a diet – there are unfortunately no shortcuts. But I will give you five evidence-based recommendations.

#15 How to use Mindfulness to Focus and Change w/Michael Chaskalson

Michael Chaskalson has a master’s degree in the clinical applications of mindfulness. He has more than 40 years of experience with the discipline and has authored several books on the subject. Listen along, as we dive into mindfulness, and how you can use mindfulness to calm your life and focus on the present.

#14 Neuroscience: How your brain responds to change w/Gabija Toleikyte

I have asked neuroscientist, Gabija Toleikyte, to help us understand change from a neurological perspective – how your brain works, and what you can do to help it change.

#13 How to use dilemmas to understand cultural differences w/Fons Trompenaars

In this episode, we talk about how you can understand your culture, how you can use cultural understanding to deal with your intercultural business issues and not least how you can resolve intercultural differences.

#12 Diets don’t work. Do this instead [Focus Edition]

In this episode, I will look at why diets don’t work and what you can do to make them get you the results you hope for. Hint: I am not making it easier to be on a diet – there are unfortunately no shortcuts. But I will give you five evidence-based recommendations.

#11 – 3 Ways to a good night’s sleep w/Vyga Kaufmann

We have invited Vyga Kaufmann to this week’s episode of What Monkeys Do, to remind us just how vital sleep is to our mental and physical health and to tell us how to get the best possible sleep.

#10 Why you cannot trust your memory w/Elizabeth Loftus

In this episode of What Monkeys Do, we talk about memory and how it is possible to improve the accuracy of your memory. Elizabeth Loftus is the world’s leading expert on memory and is known for her work on the nature of false memories.

#9 People want your energy – not your time w/Jim Loehr

In this episode of What Monkeys Do, Jim Loehr talks about investing your energy – not time – in a meaningful way. And how do you do that? If you ask Jim, purpose is the ultimate driver. If you find the right purpose, you are well off. Of course, it’s easier said than done.

#8 How to manage conflicts w/Louisa Weinstein

In this episode, I speak with Louisa Weinstein, an expert in conflict resolution and the author of The Seven Principles of Conflict Resolution. She will provide us with a framework for conversations as well as tools and techniques that help us resolve conflicts more effectively.

#7 – 3 Ways to overcome resistance to change w/Rick Maurer

In this episode of What Monkeys Do, I have invited change management expert and best-selling author, Rick Maurer. He will explain why you shouldn’t necessarily try to overcome resistance. But understand it.

#6 From drug addict to professor: A story about change w/Judy Grisel

In this episode we look at addiction. What it is. How it affects our brain. And how we break free from it. Why? Because breaking an addition is a major change. One we can learn a lot from. I have invited Judy to tell us about her personal story and to find out, how we can break addiction and make a change.

#5 – Let go of control: Do yoga for the mind w/Aisling and Trish

In this episode of What Monkeys Do, I have invited Trish and Aisling Leonard-Curtin to teach us how to let go of control and accept our unwanted emotions. Essentially, how to become more psychologically flexible.

#4 – 5 Steps to overcome your change barriers w/Tim Creasey

I have invited the Chief Innovation Officer at Prosci, Tim Creasey, to tell us all about the five elements of change and how we can use each of them when going through a change. Tim will give you plenty of tips and tricks.

#3 Forget willpower: Use the power of habits instead

I have invited Wendy Wood to discuss how you can form new habits, break old ones, and meet your goals. Wendy is a professor of psychology and business at the University of Southern California and an expert in habits. She will tell us all about how to change bad habits into good habits – which incidentally is (almost) the name of her latest book.

#2 How to change to become a great leader w/Jack Zenger

In this episode, my guest, Jack Zenger, and I will discuss how you can develop as a leader. Because we can all develop to become better leaders. The good news is that there are clear and specific things you can do. The bad news is that it is not easy. As with all changes.

#1 Nudging – A friendly push in the right direction w/Christina Gravert

Cristina Gravert is a professor and expert in nudging. In this episode, I will talk with Christina about how we can use nudging in our personal and professional life. And of course, she will give us tools, tricks and insights on how to do it with lots of concrete examples.