The Matt Townsend Show
About This Show
Matt Townsend specializes in energizing and involving audiences with his unique approach to building and maintaining successful relationships. Known as one of America's top presenters in the field of Human Relations and Development, Matt blends humor and story telling with interactive, real-life solutions that motivate and inspire his listeners. New episodes Monday through Friday at 9 am Eastern.
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Problem Solvers, Medical Marijuana, Compassionate Achiever
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Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers (15:40)
Nat Greene attended the Harvard Business School Owner/President Management program and joined the Young Presidents’ Organization to improve his organizational leadership skills. Recently he joined Converge Venture Partners to further develop his entrepreneurial toolkit. Nat Greene is the author Stop Guessing: The 9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers, aimed at developing a million great problem-solvers to solve the hardest and most pressing problems facing the world. When the challenging problems go unsolved in our lives they can make us suffer in ways that we might not even recognize. We solve countless simple problems on a daily basis, sometimes unconsciously. However, there are different levels of difficulty to the practical problems of life. Simple problems are easily solved by step-by-step methods or guessing, but the harder problems can’t be solved in the same way. Instead of throwing all of our research, time, and money at the “hard” problems, there are several behaviors we can develop to become great problem solvers. Nat Greene shares how we can “Stop Guessing” and “go solve some problems”.
Medical Marijuana Research (1:02:28)
Dr. Staci Gruber is director of the Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is also the Director of the Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery, or MIND, project. Although the effects of tobacco and alcohol have been studied for several decades, where are we with marijuana research? Many states have legalized marijuana for medical use but what are the long and short-term effects? Dr. Staci Gruber explains the current status of medical marijuana research.
The Compassionate Achiever: How Helping Others Fuels Success (1:51:01)
Christopher L. Kukk, Ph.D., is a professor of political science and social science at Western Connecticut State University; founding director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity, and Innovation; and faculty advisor for the University and City of Compassion initiatives. He is also the author of the book “ The Compassionate Achiever”- a book that focuses on kindness in relationships and how it can promote success. Cultivating a culture of compassion and support in our environments promotes more success than an individualistic view. This culture can also lower blood pressure and depression, build resilience toward stress, and boost sel