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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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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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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The First Task Of The Servant Leader?

stewardship block book coverPeter Block, best-selling author of Stewardship, returns with Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share how you can choose service over self-interest in the coming new year. We also looked in the rearview mirror to see what we could have done better in 2013 and what we’ve learned from the experience. What is the first task of the servant leader? Is growth always a positive thing? Is money changing hands a good measure of our economy? We grapple with these questions and much more on today’s Thought Grenades show. 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 us 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.

 

 

 

Surviving The Information Age? There’s A Video For That!

NTC CAT1           WEd Muzio, author of Make Work Great, returns with Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share the secrets to surviving the ups, downs and sideway twists of the Information Age. How do you manage those who manage you? What are the rules for changing behavior? How can you fight boredom and anxiety at work? What is the best way to communicate your personal brand? These questions and more are answered in today’s Thought Grenades show. Plus, you can now own and use all of Ed’s videos with your own facilitation guide (just in time for Holiday gift giving). Whatever your workplace issue, there’s a video for that. Listen to Thought Grenades live Mondays at 10 a.m. Pacific or subscribe on iTunes and listen when it’s convenient for you.

 

The Myths Of Creativity Exposed

Burkus bookDavid Burkus, author of The Myths of Creativity, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share the truth about how innovative companies and people generate great ideas. Best-selling author, Daniel Pink says it’s “a smart and urgent book.” What is creativity really all about? Where do those creative flashes come from? Are all people capable of being creative? You’ll learn the answers to these questions and much more on today’s Thought Grenades show. 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.

 

 

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.