Change Thoughts About Money…Change The World!

SOCAP13_NAV_IMAGE_FINALTim Soerens and Kevin Jones, founders of the SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) Conference join Robert Thompson today to talk about…well…money and how it is NOT working for us in a way that creates the kind of lives we should all be living. What is Two Pocket Thinking about money? Why do we need to overcome the myth of capital? And, what does it mean to take back our economy from Wall Street to Main Street? We tangle with topics like these and more. 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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The Solutions Journalism Network: It’s Time!

Keith HammondsKeith Hammonds, COO of The Solutions Journalism Network joined Robert Thompson and co-host Mike Neiss for today’s show. Keith comes to the Network from Ashoka, where he started and led the News & Knowledge Initiative, advancing the work of hundreds of social entrepreneurs in media around the world. He also has been executive editor at Fast Company magazine; a bureau chief and editor for BusinessWeek in Boston and New York; a writer for The New York Times in London and Johannesburg; a consultant to New Nation in Johannesburg; director of an emergency food distribution program in Namibia; and (currently) coach of the Firebolts, a fearsome girls soccer team. 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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Communities of Shalom Change Their World

Amy_bioAmy Moritz, the director of the Center for Transforming Communities in Memphis, TN, joins Robert Thompson and co-host Mike Neiss as they continue their Leadership for the Common Good journey. We dive into the success of the Center’s Communities of Shalom initiative, where they seek to strengthen neighborhoods with congregations as the catalyst and what they are doing to grow as well as deepen the process within their region. 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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Roving Listener Discovers Gifts That Delight

deamon(1)DeAmon Harges, the original “Roving Listener” as neighbor and staff member of the Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, joins Robert and Mike to continue their Leadership for the Common Good journey. DeAmon’s role is to listen and discover the gifts, passions and dreams of citizens in his community, and to find ways to utilize them in order to build community, economy and mutual “delight.” What “Gifts” does DeAmon discover when he listens to his neighbors? What role can institutions and associations play in building on these “Gifts”? Can discovering “Gifts” change the world? Listen and learn. 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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Real Leaders Embrace Immigration For Success

LoriMercedesSantiago2Lori Mercedes-Santiago, executive director of the Hispanic American Council of Kalamazoo, MI joins Robert Thompson and co-host Mike Neiss in their latest installment of Leadership and the Common Good. The Hispanic American Council is a nonprofit community organization established to advocate for the well-being of the Hispanic population in Southwest Michigan, but their ideas and actions may translate success to a much wider audience. Listen and learn. 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 on Mondays at 10 a.m Pacific, catch it here, or subscribe on iTunes and listen when convenient.

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TimeBanking: “Paying It Forward” On Steroids

edgar_cahnEdgar Cahn, the founder of TimeBanks, joined Robert Thompson and co-host, Mike Neiss in their latest installment of Leadership and the Common Good. What exactly is TimeBanks and why has Cahn dedicated much of his life to this effort? We think TimeBanking is an extraordinary way of giving and receiving to build supportive networks and strong communities. It’s “Pay It Forward” on steroids. 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 on Mondays at 10 a.m Pacific, catch it here, or subscribe on iTunes and listen when convenient.

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How To Create Community With NextDoor.Com

ed everett 3Ed Everett, City Strategist for NextDoor.com,  joined Robert Thompson and co-host Mike Neiss in their latest installment of Leadership for the Common Good. Everett  shares insights around why NextDoor is so different from LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter and its impact on communities around the country. What are some of the neighborhood success stories? How are cities taking advantage of the NextDoor opportunity? What do you need to do to start a NextDoor neighborhood in your community? Listen and learn.  Leadership for the Common Good is a new Thought Grenades series that highlights real leaders demonstrating real leadership and solving real problems in real time. Thought Grenades is ripe with 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! Tell your friends to listen live on Mondays at 10 a.m Pacific, catch it here, or subscribe on iTunes and listen when convenient.

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Restorative Justice: Leadership For The Common Good

mike butlerMike Butler, Chief of Safety for Longmont, Colorado, joined Robert Thompson, Mike Neiss and guest host Peter Block to kick off their first installment of Leadership for the Common Good, a theme Thought Grenades will focus on for the next several months. Chief Butler shared insights around the principles and implementation of  Restorative Justice. What is it? How has it helped Longmont overcome serious issues in their community? Could Restorative Justice have helped solve problems in Ferguson and New York City? Connect with Leadership for the Common Good, a new Thought Grenades series highlighting real leaders 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 on Mondays at 10 a.m Pacific, catch it here, or subscribe on iTunes and listen when convenient.

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Changing The World With Thought Grenades

PBlock color 2010We continue our year-end wrap-up as our good friend and best-selling author, Peter Block, joins us on Thought Grenades today. Peter usually brings a guest he wants to spotlight with him to the show, but today the spotlight was supposed to be on him. We thought we’d take a look at how his efforts in 2014 will make 2015 a better place for all of us to live and prosper. However, Peter came loaded with his own questions to challenge us in the new year ahead. Should we take Thought Grenades to the next level? Can our show really change the world? Listen in and learn what Peter thinks we should do to answer those questions. 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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Rebuilding Journalism One Word At A Time

chuck petersPeter Block, best-selling author, colleague and friend returns with a new guest of his own. Chuck Peters, from The Gazette Company, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share how his organization is rebuilding journalism one word and picture at a time. If, like Robert, you’re totally interested in the fate of quality journalism, you won’t want to miss this episode of Thought Grenades. What is The Gazette Company doing that is so unique? How do print, digital and broadcast work together in this new system? Is this the future of quality journalism? Learn the answers to these questions and many more in this fast-paced half hour. 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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