The Science of Sin: Why We Do Bad Things & How to Lead When You Are Not in Charge
Published April 8, 2019
48 min
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    Why does traffic just seem to stop for no reason then magically clear up? You are sure there must be an accident or construction but there isn’t. So what causes it? We begin this episode with an explanation of that. ( There are 7 deadly sins: pride, envy, gluttony, lust, wrath, greed and sloth. Why are they so tempting? We humans spend our lives trying to resist the lure of sin. So what’s it all for? Jack Lewis author of the book The Science of Sin: Why We Do the Things We Know We Shouldn’t ( joins me for a fascinating discussion on why we are attracted to things that can do us no good and what determines if we resist or give in to temptation.  Ever have a chain necklace get all tangled in a knot that is hard to get undone? That is just one of several household emergencies that you’ll hear the solution for in this episode. You probably assume that in order to be a leader, you have to have authority – otherwise why should anyone listen to you? Well you don’t, according to my guest Clay Scroggins, author of the book How to Lead When You're Not in Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority ( Listen to understand why it is not about authority so much as it is about influence.  This Week's Sponsors -LinkedIn. For $50 off your first job post, go to -BetterHelp. Get help with a counselor you will love at -Care/Of Vitamins. For 50% off your first order go to and use the promo code: something50 -Ollie. For 60% off your first order plus a free bag of dog treats go to -Calming Comfort. For $15 off the displayed price go to and use the promo code: something -ADT. To get a secure smart home designed just for you go to -Capital One. What's in your wallet?
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