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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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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Tom Peters: 2014…The Year Of The Social Leader

Tom PetersLeadership excellence guru and best-selling author, Tom Peters, returns with Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to rant and rave on what we need to do more of or less of to be more effective leaders in the year ahead. The conversation begins there, but it certainly didn’t end there. In any conversation with Tom there are always a few surprises mingled with a solid kick in the pants. Is 2014 the year of the Social Leader? And, what the heck is a social leader anyway? Is civility too old-fashioned? What do CEO’s (and you) need to do more of? The answers to these questions and more are gift-wrapped for your pleasure 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.

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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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

How To Become A Talent Catalyst

Take Charge final front cover dm webDon Maruska, co-author with Jay Perry of Take Charge of Your Talent, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share the three keys to thriving in your career, organization and life. What is a Talent Catalyst? How is it different than a mentor or a coach? What are the ten steps of a talent catalyst conversation? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in today’s show. Listen to Thought Grenades live at 10 a.m. Pacific, catch it here or subscribe on iTunes and listen at your convenience.

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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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How To Strengthen Your Business Performance

Chris Mahai, author of ROAR, joins Robert Thompson to share thoughts on how you can strengthen your business performance through Speed, Predictability, Flexibility and Leverage. Her first question to her readers and audiences is “Where are you at the watering hole?” Listen in and lap up her insights. If you never want to miss a Thought Grenades show simply subscribe on iTunes. With a convenient subscription, we’ll be right there on your mobile device when you need us.

Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades Monday, October 22, 2012

The Leadership Challenge New And Improved

Best-selling author, Jim Kouzes, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share insights from the forthcoming Fifth Edition of The Leadership Challenge his groundbreaking work with Barry Posner. What’s new and what’s affirmed in this new edition? 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. Subscribe to Thought Grenades on iTunes.

Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades Monday, July 23, 2012