049 | Systems and Strategies That Make Success More Likely with Dan & Kieran


Dan Gregory & Kieran Flanagan are behavioral researchers and strategists, specializing in behaviors and belief systems–what drives, motivates and influences us. They have won business awards around the world for Innovation, Creativity and ROI working with such organizations as Coca-Cola, Unilever, News Corp and the United Nations in Singapore. They are passionate advocates for the commercial power of creativity and a return to more human engagement, cultures and leadership.

In This Episode, Dan and Kieran Talk About:

  • The book they co-authored entitled “Selfish, Scared & Stupid” – who they wrote it for, what it’s about, and why being selfish, scared and stupid is actually a good thing.
  • Fears, feelings and limiting beliefs, and turning things that we might perceive as a weakness into something that drives our success.
  • Flipping our fears so that the fear of NOT taking action outweighs the fear of taking action, e.g. what is the long term affect of me NOT calling on that client, or not asking for that promotion, or staying in the job that I hate because I’m afraid to make a change.
  • Being unique – while we’ve all been taught that people are like snowflakes  and no two are alike – people actually have a lot more in common with each other than have that is different.
  • Diversity in the workplace, not because it’s politically correct, but because the collective intelligence (or as they call it, We-Q) is raised when you introduce diversity.
  • How working with human nature, not against it, can make failure more difficult and success more easy.

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