Category: Podcast

Human Nature at Work, with Andrew O’Keeffe

Here’s a podcast I recorded with Andrew O’Keeffe, for the Evolution Institute.

We talk about Andrew’s work helping leaders make better sense of the human dimension of their role, so that they can work with (rather than against) human nature. We also discuss the coronavirus pandemic, and its potential long-term impacts on working practices.

We recorded this episode on the 7th October, 2020.

About Andrew

Andrew O’Keeffe is director of Hardwired Humans, a consulting firm that helps organisations design their people strategies to fit human instincts. Andrew is also author of the books Hardwired Humans and The Boss.

Andrew has a close connection with Dr Jane Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute. Over the last decade when Jane Goodall has visited Australia, Jane and Andrew have joined forces to speak to business leaders about the importance of our social instincts (Dr Goodall talking about chimps, and Andrew talking about humans).  

Managing the Human Animal, with Nigel Nicholson

Here’s a podcast episode I recorded with Nigel Nicholson, for the Evolution Institute.

Nigel Nicholson and I discuss the application of evolutionary psychology to business and management. We cover Nigel Nicholson’s academic career, and his books Managing the Human AnimalFamily Wars and The “I” of Leadership. We also explore the impacts of the pandemic on the world of work. 

We recorded this episode on the 1st September, 2020.

Evolutionary Organisational Psychology, with The Dissenter

Here’s a podcast episode I recorded with Ricardo Lopes, for The Dissenter.

Ricardo and I explore the application of evolutionary psychology to the business world. We start by tackling the concept of evolutionary mismatch, and then go through some examples of how it applies to the modern workplace— such as Dunbar’s number, hierarchy and leadership, and work stress.

We recorded this episode on the January 29th, 2020.

Evolutionary Mismatch in the Workplace, with Mark van Vugt

Here’s a podcast episode I recorded with Mark van Vugt, for the Evolution Institute.

Mark van Vugt and I discuss his book Mismatchcoauthored with Ronald Giphart. We then delve into the science of evolutionary mismatches, and how this knowledge can help us understand human behaviour in modern settings, such as the workplace.

We recorded this episode on December 23rd, 2019.