Episodes

Stuart Tootal & Greg Davies on the lessons for business from military decision-making

Nov. 14, 2020

What can the military teach business? Much as companies often talk about 'wars' (most obviously when it comes to talent) and 'battles' (usually for market share), it's not obvious that the two have much in common. Yet, from…

John Sutherland on mitigating Board Level Human Risk

Nov. 7, 2020

If you were looking for a sector that had lots of examples of Human Risk, then you'd probably pick banking? And if you were trying to understand why some of the senior people within banking hadn't been prevented from taking…

Luca Dellanna on Ergodicity: why the way we often view the world, can lead to bad decisions

Oct. 30, 2020

What is ergodicity? If it's a new term to you, then listen to my guest Luca Dellanna explain why ergodic thinking is often at the heart of much of our flawed decision-making. This is Luca's second appearance on the show; in…

Leanne Spencer on Wellbeing: why it matters & how we can improve it.

Oct. 27, 2020

We often think of our body and our mind as being somehow distinct, yet there is a strong linkage between mental health and physical wellbeing. That's what I explore with my guest Leanne Spencer on this episode. Leanne is t…

Multi-million selling Singer Songwriter Dr Glenn Medeiros on Human Risk in the Music Industry

Oct. 22, 2020

On this episode, I'm exploring an industry whose product we all sample daily, but probably don't fully understand: music. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, my guest, Dr Glenn Medeiros, was a global pop star with several hi…

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

Oct. 15, 2020

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,…

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

Oct. 8, 2020

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 organisati…

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

Oct. 2, 2020

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 Exper…

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

Sept. 29, 2020

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, ther…

Christian Hunt on what COVID has taught us about Human Behaviour

Sept. 26, 2020

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 …

Jérôme Tagger on Preventable Surprises - effecting change through influence

Sept. 24, 2020

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. …

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

Sept. 17, 2020

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 …

Dr Andrew Ishak on Communication in High-Pressure Situations

Sept. 9, 2020

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. …

Travis Waugh on delivering more effective training

Sept. 4, 2020

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 …

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

Sept. 1, 2020

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, explor…

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

Aug. 26, 2020

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 Free…

Kelly Peters on Bringing Scientific Thinking to Business

Aug. 24, 2020

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…

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

Aug. 21, 2020

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 cal…

Radio Host Iain Dale on Radio, Politics & Polarization

Aug. 19, 2020

"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 it…

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

Aug. 13, 2020

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…

Neil Clark on Managing Human Factors in Safety-critical industries

Aug. 11, 2020

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 e…

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

Aug. 8, 2020

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…

Dr Todd Haugh on the Behavioral Aspects of Ethics & Compliance

Aug. 6, 2020

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 …

Raphael Honigstein on the Psychology of Football

Aug. 3, 2020

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 medi…