The Challenge of Leadership: It’s All About Trust

Best-selling business author, Jim Kouzes joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share research tidbits from the forthcoming fifth edition of The Leadership Challenge. Plus, we’ll ask him about his leadership Bests and Worsts of 2011 as well. Listen live Mondays at 10 a.m. or subscribe to Thought Grenades on iTunes.

Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades, December 19, 2011

How To Be A “Plugged In” Manager

Terri Griffith, author of The Plugged In Manager, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share insights from her new book that will help you get in tune with your people, technology and organization and thrive. Just what is a “plugged in manager” and why does it matter? Listen and learn. Listen live Mondays at 10 a.m. Pacific or subscribe to Thought Grenades on iTunes.

Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades, October 10, 2011

How To Earn Credibility

Jim Kouzes, best-selling author of The Leadership Challenge, joins Robert Thompson and Daren Blonski this week to share research insights from the latest edition of Credibility: How Leaders Gain or Lose It, Why People Demand It.  Listen and learn. Subscribe to The Leader as Coach on iTunes.

Robert Thompson’s Leader as Coach, September 26, 2011

Flawless Consulting: How To Use Your Expertise

Peter Block, author of Flawless Consulting, Stewardship, The Abundant Community and many other best-selling books, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share updates in the third edition of Flawless Consulting. Whether you are a formal consultant or not, you won’t want to miss this compelling conversation. Listen and learn. Subscribe to Thought Grenades on iTunes.

Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades, July 25, 2011

Jim Kouzes Challenges The Process

Jim Kouzes, best-selling author of The Leadership Challenge and Credibility, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss once again to wrestle with the leadership questions of the day. Jim always brings his usual challenging questions to the table, plus answers derived from great research. Are you up for the conversation? Listen and learn. Subscribe to Thought Grenades on iTunes.

Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades, June 20, 2011

 

 

Optimize How People Work Together

Luanne Stevenson of Pajaro Group Consulting joins Robert Thompson and Daren Blonski to share insights from her Workplace Partnership Program. Going well beyond the normal workplace organizational interactions, Stevenson’s program is a full service offering that specializes in helping leaders optimize how people work together. Listen and learn. Subscribe to The Leader As Coach program on iTunes.

Robert Thompson’s Leader As Coach June 6, 2011

 

How To Build a Great Workplace

What is a great workplace? How is it built? How do you keep it going? Why does it matter anyway? The answers to those questions and more are shared this week as Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss are joined by authors Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin. Their book, The Great Workplace: How to Build it, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters is the focal point in today’s program. The Great Place to Work Institute has been researching great workplaces for 30 years, and in the millions of employee interviews and survey comments, it is clear that trust, pride and camaraderie are the relationships that matter. Listen and learn.

Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades April 18, 2011

Trust Building At Trustmark

Robert is joined by his The Leadership Challenge colleagues, Renee Harness and Jo Bell of Third Eye Leadership as they share their leadership development success with their client Trustmark Companies. Listen and learn what Jo and Renee did to create the foundation for success at Trustmark.

Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades March 28, 2011

Finally, The Truth About Leadership

Robert Thompson and co-host Michael Neiss are joined by colleague and mentor, Jim Kouzes to talk about his new book, The Truth About Leadership…the no-fads, heart of the matter facts you need to know. Jim is co-author with Barry Posner of the foundational leadership research and best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge. Just what is the truth about leadership? What is the key behind a vision that succeeds and one that just hangs on the wall? Are the leadership behaviors that work in the U.S. appropriate for Asia, Australia and Europe? And just what does it take to lead from a distance anyway? These topics and more are packed in this fast paced half hour. Check in on your own time to listen and learn.

Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades Dec. 20, 2010