The Science Behind Career Success | Grace Lordan

Dr Grace Lordan is an Associate Professor in Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and has recently published her book 'Think Big: Take Smalls Steps and Build The Future You Want', an evidence based guide that looks at how your small actions today will determine your future self and draws on behavioural science to offer every day, actionable solutions that will move you towards your goals.

In the conversation Ali takes a deep dive into Grace's book covering tonnes of behavioural science concepts including how our emotions influence decision making, the relationship between gender and risk aversion and why we procrastinate and fear of failure. You'll leave the episode with a better understanding of why people stumble in their career journeys, why others succeed and some practical advice to set you off on your think big journey!

00:00 Intro
2:13 Government Advisory for Productivity
5:41 Finding your Me+
12:13 Setting goals
20:00 Figuring out what you want
29:48 Behavioural Science Research
38:12 Pleasure vs Purpose
40:54 Locus of control
44:16 Anticipating failure
46:22 Gender and risk aversion
52:40 Why do we procrastinate?
57:49 To-do lists & weekly reviews
01:00:00 Affect Heuristic
01:03:06 Caring what other people think
01:05:45 Environment
01:12:13 Quick fire questions

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