Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an organizational psychologist, professor of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL), Chief Talent Scientist at ManpowerGroup, and author of the book, Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders.?
Does cooking food on the grill increase your risk of getting cancer? The answer is – maybe. But it isn’t that simple. This episode begins with a discussion on which foods may or may not increase cancer risk and how you cook that food may make all the difference. (http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/does-grilling-really-cause-cancer)In the old Star Trek TV show (filmed about 50 years ago), Scotty used to talk to the computer on board the starship Enterprise. That was how he communicated his commands. Fast forward to today and we are now doing the same thing with Siri and Alexa. So, is voice computing the beginning of a new revolution in computing that will unshackle us from the keyboard? Or is it just a quick way to set a timer, play music and find the nearest fast food restaurant - but not much more? Journalist James Vlahos joins me to discuss this. James is a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, Popular Science, Scientific American, the Atlantic, GQ, and National Geographic – and he is author of the book Talk to Me: How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work (https://amzn.to/2YinseC)What do Adidas, Ikea, Nutella, Porsche and Hermes have in common? They are all name brands that many people mispronounce. Listen to hear if you’ve been pronouncing them correctly or not. http://www.businessinsider.com/brand-names-mispronounced-2016-5Have you ever worked for an incompetent boss and wondered how he or she ever got to where they are? There are interesting reasons why so many leaders in high places are incompetent – and it has been researched by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor of business psychology at University College in London and Columbia University in New York. He is also author of the book Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders (and how to fix it). (https://amzn.to/2Jxqk37). He joins me to explain why this happens and how to stop it.This Week’s Sponsors-LinkedIn. Go to www.LinkedIn.com/podcast to get $50 off your first job posting.-Ancestry. Go to www.Ancenstry.com/something to get your Ancestry DNA kit for only $50 (offer expires 5/13/19)-Better Help. Go to www.BetterHelp.com/SYSK to get 10% off your first month of counseling-Away Travel. For $20 off a suitcase go to www.awaytravel.com/something and use the promo code: something-Capital One. www.Capitalone.com. What’s in your wallet? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Qualities that land people leadership roles – overconfidence, narcissism – are often the same qualities that stand in the way of leadership. And it’s worth pointing out that the majority of our leaders are men. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor of business psychology at University College, London, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the psychological miscalculations at play with these bad hiring decisions. His new book is called“Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (And How to Fix It)”(Harvard Business Review Press).
About my guest Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in psychological profiling, talent management, and people analytics. The CEO of Hogan Assessments, and Professor of Business Psychology at University College London and Columbia University, Tomas has published 8 books and is a regular and popular contributor to HBR, the Guardian and Forbes. During the podcast, […] The post Podcast #96: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic appeared first on Nathalie Nahai.
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Birthdate
Nov 14th, 1975
Location
Manhattan Community Board 12, New York, United States of America
Episode Count
3
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
1 hour, 34 minutes