128 | Todd Kashdan | Getting Angry And Curious To Change The World

In this episode, Darius and Todd discuss the value of anger, the advantages of giving and receiving critical feedback,  the benefits of creating mental space, the demerits of social mobility, and the ways to bridge integrity and flexibility.

In this episode, Darius and Todd talked about:

  • The challenges of growing up without a father figure
  • How Todd got into writing at a young age
  • Giving and receiving feedback effectively
  • Curiosity and insubordination
  • The surprising benefits of anger
  • The three elements that can improve the quality of life in difficult situations
  • The two forms of self-talk and their benefits
  • Ways to create more psychological space
  • Todd shares the story behind his new book “The Art of Insubordination”
  • The consequences of social mobility on relationships and overall well-being
  • Psychological flexibility with integrity
  • And other topics…

Meet Todd:

Todd Kashdan is the author of five books, including “Curious?”, “The Upside of Your Darkside,” and “Designing Positive Psychology.” In his latest book, “The Art of Insubordination,” Todd synthesizes decades of psychological research to show how we can improve the health of organizations and our society. He teaches us how to be courageous enough to question the status quo and instills in us the intelligence to know when and how.

After receiving a Ph.D. in clinical psychology (2004), Todd founded the Well-Being Lab at George Mason University, which has produced over 210 peer-reviewed journal articles on well-being and resilience, psychological flexibility, meaning and purpose in life, curiosity, and managing social anxiety.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine LIVE. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

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