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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Leading The Starbucks Way

starbucks wayJoseph A. Michelli, author of Leading the Starbucks Way joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share his 5 principles for connecting with your customers, products and people. Why do Starbucks employees use words like love, passion and romance when they describe the company? How does technology create and strengthen the bonds between the brand and its customers? Grab a latte and join us. 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 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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How To Win In The Collaboration Economy

The-Collaboration-Economy-225x300Eric Lowitt, author of The Future of Value, returns with Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss with new insights from his soon-to-be-released book, The Collaboration Economy. Lowitt explains that the challenges companies face today are too big to tackle alone. For instance Coca-Cola would not be “the real thing” or anything without access to clean fresh, water. His new book offers a new framework and tools for business leaders to successfully partner with others. Become an “orchestrator.” Learn the difference between the “waste economy” and the “collaboration economy.” Thought Grenades is live Mondays at 10 a.m. Pacific. Or, catch the show here or subscribe on iTunes and have it conveniently delivered to your mobile device.

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Sustainability Leadership…Reality versus Perception

The 2012 Brandlogic Sustainability Leadership Report takes center stage in today’s show. Denis Riney, senior partner of Brandlogic, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share the latest statistics on which companies are the Leaders, Challengers, Promoters and Laggards. How do they compare real versus perceived performance? What are the implications for companies in the four different quadrants of the Sustainability IQ Matrix? What are the biggest changes from 2011? Listen and learn. Never miss an episode, subscribe to Thought Grenades on iTunes.

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How To Create A Corporate Social Responsibility Team

 

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Ashley Smith of Burson-Marsteller joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of creating a successful Corporate Social Responsibility Team in your organization. Is one structure better than another? Who should lead the CSR team? Who should be on the team? These questions and more are answered today. Listen live Mondays at 10 a.m. or subscribe to Thought Grenades on iTunes and listen on-the-go.

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Journalism Leadership: Changing The Conversation

This week, best-selling author, Peter Block, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss with his guest, Peter Pula of Axiom News. Axiom’s mission is  to co-create a life-giving news network for a renewed and thriving world. They do this through what they call, Generative Journalism. Is there a need for another kind of journalism? Can journalism really change the public narrative that is so bitter today?  Listen and learn the answers to these and other important questions. Catch us live on Mondays at 10 a.m. or subscribe to Thought Grenades on iTunes.

Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades Monday, September 10, 2012

What Makes A Brand Memorable?

Laurence Vincent, author of the new book, Brand Real, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share how smart companies live their brand promise and inspire fierce customer loyalty. What really makes a brand memorable? Why does it matter? How do you tap the power of a brand story and identity? These questions and more are discussed in this fast-paced half hour. Listen and learn. We’re live on Mondays at 10 a.m. Pacific or you can subscribe to Thought Grenades on iTunes.

Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades Monday, May 21, 2012

Transparency Is As Transparency Does

Ashley Smith, our resident corporate social responsibility expert from Burson-Marsteller, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Niess to share an update on how we can be better Green Leaders. Are companies being more transparent? If so, why and how? How can employees participate in a company’s level of transparency? Are there bottom-line advantages to being transparent? We tackle all of these questions and more. Listen and learn. Subscribe to Thought Grenades on iTunes.

Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades Monday, May 7, 2012

How To Become A Leader You’d Want To Follow

Our old friend and colleague Peter Alduino, joins us to share insights from his new book, The Citizen Leader…Be the Person You’d Want to Follow. We’ve been looking forward to catching up with Peter and learning more about his extraordinary work for some time. How can you become a person you’d want to follow? Listen in and learn what it takes to be an effective and highly regarded leader at home, work and in your community.

Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades Monday, March 26, 2012