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Inside Wall Street, Angry Employees, Life on Autopilot

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Apr 13, 2017
  • 02:23:54

Why Wall Street is Like a Used Car Lot (15:00) Steven Pressman is Professor of Economics at Colorado State University and Emeritus Professor of Economics and Finance at Monmouth University. In addition, he serves as North American Editor of the Review of Political Economy, and as Associate Editor of the Eastern Economic Journal.  The New York Stock Exchange is a busy and fast place environment with buyers and sellers exchanging stocks. This, as Steven Pressman relates, is similar to a used car dealership. The stocks are sold by an intermediary, similar to a car dealer, and they can be good deals, or not so good deals. Both are difficult to predict, but even the stock market has lemons.   3 Things You Can Learn From Your Angriest Employee (1:06:45) Steve Goldstein is the President of Engaged Leadership Advisors, Chairman of US Auto Sales, Senior Advisor to Milestone Partners, and Senior Advisor to Alvarez and Marsal. He is the author of Why Are There Snowblowers in Miami?: Transform Your Business Using the Five Principles of Engagement. Goldstein an advisor, speaker, and author who works with leadership teams to improve performance. He has over thirty-five years of experience working as an operating executive, director, and consultant at both global Fortune 500 corporations. We’ve all had that co-worker or employee that is seemingly irrationally angry at work. Some of us have probably thought, how did such an unpleasant person ever get a job here in the first place? The answer is that they probably weren’t always angry. Steve Goldstein argues that employers should look at angry employees as a challenge to fix the work environment.  Caitlin Thomas - Easter Origins (1:32:42) So, this coming Sunday, Christians around will celebrate Easter, the holiday that is supposed to celebrate what Christians believe to be the resurrection of Christ. So, how does the Easter Bunny fit in? Caitlin Thomas is here with us this morning to talk more about Easter, where it started, and what decorated eggs have to do with it.  Blame It On the Autopilot (1:52:55) David Ludden is a professor of psychology at Georgia Gwinnett College. He is also  the author of the book "The Psychology of Language.”  How many things do you do during the day out of habit or repetition? You would be surprised to know how many daily activities you do purely on autopilot. Yet how many times do you get angry or take offense because you think others wronged you purposefully? David Ludden discusses his article about how our minds tend to go on autopilot and how we can improve our relationships with others by blaming their faults on autopilot. Show More...

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