Why Motivating Them Doesn’t Work…And What Does!

Fowler HeadshotSusan Fowler, author of Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work and What Does, joins Robert Thompson and co-host Mike Neiss today. Is motivation different than engagement? What is the biggest mistake leaders make when trying to motivate employees? What do leaders need to do differently? Listen and learn. Practical, simple and effective ideas on how you can make a positive difference for yourself, your organization and the world. Oh, and we have fun too! Listen live Mondays at 10 a.m Pacific, catch it here, or subscribe on iTunes and listen when convenient.

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How To Make “We The People” Flourish At Work

edmondsChris Edmonds, author of The Culture Engine, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share his framework for driving results, inspiring employees and transforming the workplace. Edmonds says organizations must make values as important in the workplace as performance by creating an organizational constitution and modeling it moment by moment. In this fast-paced half hour, Edmonds tells us how. Listen and learn. Practical, simple and effective ideas on how you can make a positive difference for yourself, your organization and the world. Oh, and we have fun too! Listen live on Mondays at 10 a.m Pacific, catch it here, or subscribe on iTunes and listen when convenient.

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The Heart Of Leadership: Another Secret Unveiled

heart of leaderMark Miller, author of The Heart of Leadership and co-author with Ken Blanchard of The Secret, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share insights around how you can become a leader people want to follow. Patrick Lencioni says the rewards are great for those who have the courage and character to embrace the radical nature of heart-based leadership. What are Miller’s Five Characteristics that are critical for leaders everywhere? How do you cultivate a leader’s heart? Listen and learn. Thought Grenades is live Mondays at 10 a.m. Pacific, catch it archived here, or subscribe on iTunes.

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Harry Paul, The Fish! Guy, Is Reeled In

This week’s show is all about Fish…Harry Paul’s book, Fish, that is. Harry’s been fishing for years now and Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss reel him in to get a glimpse of what’s new. Towards the end of the show, Harry shares a snippet of his next book, Who Kidnapped Excellence. The book is a fable/mystery, but the success you can reach with Harry Paul’s insights is not. Don’t miss this show. Subscribe to Thought Grenades on iTunes.

Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades Monday, October 8, 2012