SYSK Choice: The Science of Smiling & The Power of Radical Candor


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By Mike Carruthers / OmniCastMedia / Westwood One Podcast Network / and Mike Carruthers / OmniCast Media / Cumulus Podcast Network. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

If I asked you, could you tell me where your main water shutoff valve is for your home? Do you leave your garage door opener in your car? These are just a couple of important questions you should ask yourself. This episode begins by answering those and other questions and answers you really need to know.

As sincere as you think you are, most of the smiles you make throughout the day are fake ones. That’s just one of the fascinating things about smiling I discuss with Marianne LaFrance, professor of psychology at Yale University and author of the book Why Smile? The Science Behind Facial Expressions ( Listen as she explains why we smile, what smiling can do for you and what your smile communicates to other people.

More people put up artificial Christmas trees than real ones. Artificial trees look a lot more realistic than they used to but are they a better choice? Actually there are pros and cons to both. Listen and decide which you should choose this year.

Of course, you have heard the expression: “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” However, that wisdom is flawed according to Kim Scott, CEO of Candor Inc and author of the book Radical Candor ( This is particularly true in the workplace where we need to be honest and direct. Listen as Kim reveals how important it is to say what needs to be said and how to do it without sounding like a jerk.


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