Episodes

October 15, 2020

Professor Don Moore on Confidence and how it impacts our decision-making

We all understand the idea of Confidence and that having it can help us succeed. Equally, not having it can also paralyse us into inaction. So what is the optimal level of confidence? That's what my guest on this episode, Professor Don Moore, is...

October 08, 2020

Dr Thomas Roulet on Negative Social Evaluations: the science behind the ways we judge each other

We all instinctively know the impact negative reviews have on individuals and organizations; whether TripAdvisor ratings or publicly administered regulatory sanctions. It's not good. Yet there are many people and organisations thriving on precisely...

October 02, 2020

Christian Hunt on Human Risk: what is it & how can we mitigate it?

What is Human Risk? What does 'Bringing Behavioural Science to Ethics & Compliance' mean in practice? On this episode, I'm cross-casting an episode of the Ethical Experts podcast that explores Human Risk. The Ethics Experts...

September 29, 2020

Rob Chesnut on how companies can help their employees to work with Integrity

How can organizations ensure they are ethical? We all understand the principle, but what does it mean in practice? As Ethics becomes a more significant factor in how employees, customers and regulators view companies, there is an increasing need to...

September 26, 2020

Christian Hunt on what COVID has taught us about Human Behaviour

What, if anything, have we learned about human behaviour from COVID? That's what I'm exploring in this episode. Six months ago, my friend Mark Heywood invited me onto the first episode of Behind The Spine (BTS); a brand new podcast for writers that...

September 24, 2020

Jérôme Tagger on Preventable Surprises - effecting change through influence

Why are there so many entirely preventable financial disasters? And why don't the people behind the companies that suffer them, prevent them from happening? That's what my guest Jérôme Tagger and I explore on this episode. He's the CEO of...

September 17, 2020

Dr Johannes Lohse on Active vs Passive Risk: how doing nothing can also cause risk.

When we think of risk, it is usually in the context of 'risk-taking'; in other words, an active decision to do something. But it is equally possible to take risk by doing nothing; passive risk. What differentiates the two and is passive risk really...

September 09, 2020

Dr Andrew Ishak on Communication in High-Pressure Situations

As academic establishments continue to adjust from face to face teaching to being primarily online experiences, how are academics adjusting? That's the start point for my discussion in this episode with Dr Andrew Ishak. Having seen this article:...

September 04, 2020

Travis Waugh on delivering more effective training

What do you think of when you read the phrase 'Compliance Training'? Something dull that you're either forced to give (if you're in Compliance) or endure (if you're not)? If so, you're not alone. But it doesn't have to be like that. As my guest...

September 01, 2020

Professor Olivier Sibony on Why we all make Mistakes and how to avoid them.

Why do even the smartest and most savvy business people make mistakes? It's not because they're stupid. Instead, it's because of the way our brains work. That's what Professor Olivier Sibony, my guest on this episode, explores in his latest book...

August 26, 2020

Barbara Freese on Denial - how large companies undermine social trust in Science & Democracy

On this episode, I explore the concept of denial; something we know is bad on an individual level. But what happens when denial takes place on an industrial scale? That's literally what my guest on this episode Barbara Freese, explores in her new...

August 24, 2020

Kelly Peters on Bringing Scientific Thinking to Business

How can we use creativity to solve complex business problems? That's what Kelly Peters, my guest on this episode does. Kelly is the CEO and co-founder of BEWorks, a purpose-driven company whose goal is to transform society and the economy through...

August 21, 2020

Paul Orlando on Unintended Consequences or why we sometimes don't think things through

Why do things often not turn out the way we planned them? That's what my guest, Paul Orlando is interested in discovering. In his blog 👉https://unintendedconsequenc.es/ Paul explores Unintended Consequences and what he calls Second-Order Thinking....

August 19, 2020

Radio Host Iain Dale on Radio, Politics & Polarization

"Why Can't We All Just Get Along?" is a question that we've probably all asked at some point in recent times. And it's one that my guest on this episode, Iain Dale, seeks to answer in his brand new book which has that as its title. Iain is an...

August 13, 2020

Dan Kaszeta on 'No Go Zones', Internet Trolls & Nerve Agents

What would you do if someone made false allegations online about your home city? Would you go into battle on social media? You would if you're my guest on this episode. Dan Kaszeta was so annoyed by the suggestions that his adopted city of London had...

August 11, 2020

Neil Clark on Managing Human Factors in Safety-critical industries

In industries where human error can be the difference between life & death, how can we manage Human Risk? The answer is Human Factors, a specialism that blends Behavioural Science & Psychology into operating processes, to ensure that Human Risk is...

August 08, 2020

Hanna Thomas Uose on why video calls don't give us Zoom Fatigue, but rather Zoom Trauma

You’ve heard of Zoom Fatigue. But what about Zoom Trauma? It sounds extreme, but an article by my guest on this episode Hanna Thomas Uose suggests that this is precisely what we’re experiencing. I was so intrigued by what she had to say, that I...

August 06, 2020

Dr Todd Haugh on the Behavioral Aspects of Ethics & Compliance

As the risks of failing to comply with regulations & ethical standards increase, how can we ensure that employees do what we want them to? This question underpins my whole Human Risk mission; if we see it as an exercise in rule-making, we're likely...

August 03, 2020

Raphael Honigstein on the Psychology of Football

What can we learn about Human Risk from Football? Or Soccer for my US listeners? On this episode, I speak with Raphael Honigstein. Rapha is a sports journalist who covers football (soccer for US listeners) for several media outlets including The...

July 28, 2020

Andrew Blackie on the Human Risk lessons from Aviation Safety

What can we learn about Human Risk from industries, like aviation, where the consequences of errors are matters of life & death. That's a question my guest this time, Andrew Blackie, is more than qualified to answer. He's an independent Safety and...

July 26, 2020

Benoît de Fleurian on preventing anti-social behaviour

How can we stop people from engaging in anti-social behaviour? That's not usually a question you'd ask someone from a marketing agency. But it's precisely the kind of problem that Benoît de Fleurian, my guest on this episode, likes helping his...

July 24, 2020

Aline Holzwarth on Digital Healthcare

How can Behavioural Science help get better healthcare outcomes? That's the topic I'm exploring with my guest Aline Holzwarth. She's a Behavioral Scientist working in digital healthcare. Aline is also the founder of Behavior Shop, a consultancy,...

July 16, 2020

Dr Grace Lordan on Privilege & Cognitive Diversity

What is Privilege? It's a word that's being used very frequently, but what is it, why is it undesirable and what can we do about it? All questions that my guest on this episode, Grace Lordan, helps me answer. We also explore Cognitive Diversity:...

July 14, 2020

Michael Kuckein on managing local customs & practices that clash with global rules

What happens when a global organization has policies & procedures that clash with local customs & norms? The answer is that you risk non-compliance. Which is where Cultural Compliance comes in and it's the topic of my conversation with my guest...