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Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

6/15/2015
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Ross Chapin, architect, community planner and author, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share his passion for pocket neighborhoods a term he coined which are building blocks for vibrant and resilient communities. How is a pocket neighborhood different than a regular neighborhood? Is this community or claustrophobic? These are just a few of the questions we'll tackle today. Listen and learn. Practical, simple and effective ideas on how you can make a positive difference for yourself,...

Duration:00:31:14

Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

6/1/2015
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Stacy Feiner, author of Talent Mindset, joins Robert Thompson and co-host Mike Neiss to share the business owner’s guide to building bench strength. Our colleague, Marshall Goldsmith says that Talent Mindset offers an entire platform that will change everything. What is it? Can it work for you? 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...

Duration:00:30:33

Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

5/11/2015
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Our good friend and colleague, Ron Crossland, returns to share insights around optimism. Is it good or bad? Does being optimistic improve performance? Can it be learned or do we need to be born with it? We wrestle with those questions and many more.

Duration:00:33:59

Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

5/4/2015
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Tim Soerens and Kevin Jones, co-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 questions like these and more. Listen in and learn. Practical,...

Duration:00:30:21

Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

4/20/2015
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Susan Fowler, author of Why Motivating People Doesn't Work and What Does, joins Robert Thompson and co-host Mike Neiss today. Is motivation different than engagement? What is the biggest mistake leaders make when trying to motivate employees? What do leaders need to do differently? 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,...

Duration:00:30:37

Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

4/13/2015
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Keith Hammonds, COO of The Solutions Journalism Network joins Robert Thompson and co-host Mike Neiss as they continue their Leadership and the Common Good theme. 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...

Duration:00:30:23

Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

4/6/2015
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Amy 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'll 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...

Duration:00:31:09

Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

3/23/2015
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Robert Thompson and co-host Mike Neiss continue their Leadership for the Common Good journey with De Amon Harges. DeAmon is the original “Roving Listener” as a neighbor and staff member of the Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. His 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.” Leadership for the Common Good is a new Thought Grenades series...

Duration:00:30:38

Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

3/16/2015
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Jim Kouzes, best-selling author and friend, joins Robert Thompson and co-host MIke Neiss to share what's new in The Leadership Challenge community. 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...

Duration:00:33:05

Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

3/9/2015
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Lori Mercedes-Santiago, executive director of the Hispanic American Council of Kalamazoo, MI joins Robert Thompson and co-host Mike Neiss in their next 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...

Duration:00:30:38

Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

3/2/2015
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Edgar Cahn, the founder of TimeBanks, joins 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...

Duration:00:30:58

Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

2/23/2015
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Ed Everett, City Strategist for NextDoor.com, joins Robert Thompson and co-host Mike Neiss in their next installment of Leadership for the Common Good, a theme Thought Grenades is focusing on for the next several months. Everett will share 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...

Duration:00:30:07

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2/10/2015
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Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

2/9/2015
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Mike Butler, Chief of Safety for Longmont, Colorado, joins Robert Thompson and co-host Mike Neiss 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 will share insights around Restorative Justice. What is it? How did it help Longmont overcome serious issues in their community? Could Restorative Justice have helped solve problems in Ferguson and New York City? Restorative Justice is the topic...

Duration:00:33:54

Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

2/2/2015
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Eileen McDargh, author of Your Resiliency GPS, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to offer tips on growing through life and work. Bev Kaye, our friend, colleague and founder of Career Systems International, says Eileen approaches the subject like no other. "She draws on a life of experience, lived fully, and thought about deeply," says Kaye. High praise indeed. Practical, simple and effective ideas on how you can make a positive difference for yourself, your organization and the world. Oh,...

Duration:00:28:13

Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

1/26/2015
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Ann Handley, authorof Everybody Writes, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss this week to share insights from her best-seller. Everybody Writes is your go-to guide to creating ridiculously good content that attracts and retains customers. Because as Ann says, "in today’s content-driven world, writing matters more… not less." 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...

Duration:00:31:36

Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

1/12/2015
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Gary Genard, author of Fearless Speaking joins us to kick off our 5th year. Gary will help all of us beat our anxiety, build our confidence and change our life. Do you need to eliminate your fear of public speaking forever? If so, you won’t want to miss this 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, or subscribe on iTunes and listen...

Duration:00:31:37

Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

12/8/2014
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We 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 is on him. We'll take a look at how his efforts in 2014 will make 2015 a better place for all of us to live and prosper. Don't miss this show. Practical, simple and effective ideas on how you can make a positive difference for yourself, your organization and the world. Oh,...

Duration:00:32:59

Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

12/1/2014
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Legendary leadership icon, Tom Peters, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share his thoughts on the leadership lessons from 2014 and predictions for 2015. At least that's what we've asked him to do. However, we know Tom well enough to know that we can't really predict what he'll say...we just know it will be fun. Be sure to join us as we begin the 2014 countdown. Practical, simple and effective ideas on how you can make a positive difference for yourself, your organization and the...

Duration:00:37:42

Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

11/17/2014
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Nick Morgan, author of Power Cues and noted Forbes columnist, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share the subtle science of leading groups, persuading others and maximizing our personal impact. 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, or subscribe on iTunes and listen when convenient.

Duration:00:32:09