Feb. 6, 2022

Dr Zoe Chance on Influence

Dr Zoe Chance on Influence

How can we become more influential?

That’s a question that fascinates my guest on this episode, Dr Zoe Chance. She teaches a course on it at Yale and has just published a new book called Influence Is Your Superpower: The Science of Winning Hearts,...


How can we become more influential?

That’s a question that fascinates my guest on this episode, Dr Zoe Chance. She teaches a course on it at Yale and has just published a new book called Influence Is Your Superpower: The Science of Winning Hearts, Sparking Change, and Making Good Things Happen. 

In our discussion, we explore the simple ways in which we can all be more influential and how that can help us to fulfil our potential.

To learn more about Zoe visit her website: https://www.zoechance.com/

You’ll find Zoe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/zoebchance?s=20

For more on Influence Is Your Superpower: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/603636/influence-is-your-superpower-by-zoe-chance/

If you haven’t heard the previous episode of the show featuring Professor Vanessa Bohns, then do listen to that here: https://www.humanriskpodcast.com/professor-vanessa-bohns-on-influence/

Some of the other things we discuss during the show:

Influence by Dr Robert Cialdini - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28815.Influence

Predictably Irrational by Professor Dan Ariely - https://danariely.com/books/predictably-irrational/

Restauranteur Danny Meyer at Yale - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN0afaCP-rA

The Game by Neil Strauss - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/900.The_Game

Former US President Jimmy Carter - https://www.cartercenter.org/about/experts/jimmy_carter.html

Two articles on poster Prince & his charisma - https://www.forbes.com/sites/ruthblatt/2013/05/28/improve-your-charisma-and-how-prince-did-it/

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/how-princes-charisma-helped-him-7814476

Former US President Bill Clinton - https://www.clintonlibrary.gov/

The Secret Life of Pronouns by James Pennebaker - https://www.secretlifeofpronouns.com/

Thinking Fast & Slow by Professor Daniel Kahneman - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11468377-thinking-fast-and-slow

Explanation of Systems One & Two - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thinking,_Fast_and_Slow

Jonathan Haidt’s Elephant & Rider analogy - https://www.creativehuddle.co.uk/post/the-elephant-and-the-rider

Zoe’s tweet on why she doesn’t use the Elephant & Rider - https://twitter.com/zoebchance/status/1099743978868654081

Jessica Calarco’s research on kids asking for help -