Steve Crandall joins me to discuss Leader Effectiveness Training, as developed by Thomas Gordon. LET is a method of communication and conflict resolution that enables anyone who has been placed in a leadership position to get better results and to do it in a manner that is pleasant for both the leader and their followers. It is based on the same principals as Gordon’s Parent Effectiveness Training, which of course has been mentioned numerous times on the show.
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Gordon Training International’s site a tremendous resource for LET:
Gordon's essay What Every Leader Should Know:
Stefan Molyneux is back, and this time we discuss his fantastic novel The God of Atheists. I had a ton of fun talking about this book with Stefan, and if you’ve not yet read it, don’t worry, this episode does not contain any spoilers.
And if you’ve not yet read The God of Atheists, I have to ask why not? This novel is truly a masterwork, the most important work of fiction since The Fountain Head. You’ve got to read this book!
The paperback version can be found here:
PDF and audio versions of the book are available for gold donors on Stef's website:
Bumper music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j1sxvun384
Steve Patterson co-hosts with me as we talk to Alfie Kohn, the best-selling author of many books on parenting and education. We spend a large portion of the show discussing how using punishments and rewards, carrots and sticks, teaches children that they are only loved under certain conditions, they are only valuable when they do good. There are many ramifications of this approach, none of which are desirable. We also discuss some of the flaws of the public education system, how it crushes the natural desire of children to learn.
Find more from Alfie Kohn here: http://www.alfiekohn.org/index.php
Bumper music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0H3RlaQVrM
In this show I speak with Seth Andrews, author of Deconverted: a Journey from Religion to Reason, and founder of the website and podcast The Thinking Atheist.
We talk about Seth’s journey from being a Christian radio DJ to being a public advocate for truth, what proof is required to believe in a deity, free markets, and more!
Please visit Seth’s wonderful site and buy his book:
Bumper music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xA84aIAWEk