How The Leadership Challenge Is Changing Our World…One Leader At A Time

Jim KouzesBest-selling author and colleague, Jim Kouzes joins Robert Thompson and co-host Mike Neiss to share what’s new in The Leadership Challenge world. The TLC philosophy seems to be making in-roads into the Middle East. What might that mean for all of us? Also, we will continue our Leadership for the Common Good theme and delve into what TLC has done to change the world outside of the corporate halls. Leadership for the Common Good is a new Thought Grenades series highlighting real leaders demonstrating real leadership and solving real problems in real time. 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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Help Them Grow Or Watch Them Go!

Help Them Grow Final CoverWhat kind of career conversations do employees want? That’s the topic for today’s Thought Grenades show as best-selling author, Beverly Kaye joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share insights from her latest book, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go, co-authored by Julie Winkle Giulioni. 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 Leadership Challenge Goes To School

9781118390078.pdfBest-selling author, Jim Kouzes returns with Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share what’s new in The Student Leadership Challenge second edition. Based on the time-tested concepts and reseach from The Leadership ChallengeThe Student TLC is a clear and accessible guide to The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. It incorporates stories from real students with language that is useful for emerging leaders of all ages. 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 to Thought Grenades live on Mondays at 10 a.m Pacific, or subscribe on iTunes and listen when convenient.

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To Love’em Or Lose’em: That Is The Question

bev kaye 2Beverly Kaye, best-selling author and founder of Career Systems International, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share new insights around the new fifth edition of Love’em or Lose’em…Getting Good People to Stay. What are the updates? Why is employee engagement such a global hot topic? And, just what are the “Stay” conversations that Bev suggests for all managers who want to retain their talent? And, for more fun, we also talk about what it is that makes some managers absolute jerks. Learn the answers to these questions and much more on today’s Thought Grenades show. Practical, simple and effective ideas so 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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Credibility, Trust and Politicians…Oh My!

The Lead Challenge 5th coverDecember starts off with a great gift as Jim Kouzes, best-selling co-author of The Leadership Challenge, returns with Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share leadership thoughts around some topics in the news today. Credibility and trust was the starting point and it didn’t take us long to jump on the launch of the Affordable Care Act and the dismal approval ratings of both Congress and the President. We tied that into the corporate sector and shared the connection with the average team leader in companies large and small.  Oh, and we had a few laughs as well. Thought Grenades is filled with practical, simple and effective ideas on how you can make a positive difference for yourself, your organization and the world. Listen live on Mondays at 10 a.m Pacific, catch it here or subscribe on iTunes and listen when convenient.

 

 

 

Leadership Is All About Your ‘Habitudes’

habitudesAngela Maiers, author of Habitudes, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share insights from her new book that focuses on teaching habits and attitudes for 21st Century learning. Aimed at the classroom teacher, Angela’s book has much to teach those in the boardroom and corporate hallways as well. What are the Habitudes? Why are they important for you, our children and the world? You’ll learn the answers to these and many other questions on today’s Thought Grenades show. Listen live on Mondays, catch it here or subscribe to Thought Grenades on iTunes.

Common Sense Rules For Common Sense Leadership

Hooser bookPhilip Van Hooser, author of Leaders Ought to Know: 11 Ground Rules for Common Sense Leadership stops by to share a few insights from his book with Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss. Finally, some common sense for the show. It’s about time. Each week, Thought Grenades brings you 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 and where it’s convenient for you.

 

 

Leaders Open Doors And Change Lives

treasurer doorsBill Treasurer, author of Leaders Open Doors, returns with Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share how leaders can use his radically simple leadership approach to lift people, profits and performance. Bill outs himself as one of the early joiners into the “Legion of Leadership Complexifiers.” Learn why he has left the cause for a more simple, sustainable effort. Leaders Open Doors, ignited by Bill’s six-year-old son, introduces Six Opportunity Doors that will help you become a more conscious leader. And proceeds from book sales all go to organizations that help people with special needs. Now, that’s an opportunity for you.

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Making Extraordinary Things Happen In Asia And Beyond

9781118518519 cover.inddOur friend and colleague, Jim Kouzes, co-author with Barry Posner of The Leadership Challenge, returns to share thoughts from their latest book, Making Extraordinary Things Happen In Asia: Applying The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Jim also shares insights from their first foray into the  E-Book category, Great Leadership Creates Great Workplaces and teases us a bit on what’s to come with the upcoming version of The Student Leadership Challenge. (Hint: TLC might be making its way into the halls of grammar schools.) Listen live Mondays at 10 a.m. Pacific or subscribe to Thought Grenades on iTunes and listen at your leisure.

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