Sears Once Resembled the Amazon Juggernaut – What Happened?

Steven D. Goldstein, Former Senior Sears Executive, On Lessons We Can Learn

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There are plenty of lessons to be gleaned from the bankruptcy filing of Sears last week, and Steven D. Goldstein is just the expert to articulate them.

Steve, a one-time chairman of Sears Financial and member of the company’s executive committee, is an expert on management disengagement and the problems that ensue. He is currently president of Engaged Leadership Advisors, advising corporate leaders on ways to drive change, accelerate innovation, and assemble highly effective teams. 

You may recall that in 2016, Steve was featured on Monday Morning Radio after he wrote the book, Why Are There Snowblowers in Miami?, which detailed how Sears continued to stock snowblowers in its Florida garden centers even though it hasn’t snowed in Miami since 1977.

Host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart caught up with Steve to get his advice for other retailers and businesses that seek practical recommendations on how they can avoid Sears’ missteps.

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Posted: October 22, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 24:01

This Chess Master Knows All the Right Moves to Help Make Kids Winners in Life

Elliott Neff is an Author, CEO, and Social Innovator

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Elliott Neff, a United States Chess Federation National Master, is passionate about helping others – especially young people – discover valuable life lessons through the game of chess.

Elliott is the author of the just-released novel, A Pawn’s Journey, a motivational speaker, and the founder and CEO of Chess4Life, which teaches sportsmanship, good decision-making, patience, planning, and how to learn from mistakes.

Would you like to gain greater insight into your colleagues or rivals? Why not challenge them to a friendly chess match?

Indeed, you’re quite likely to gain fresh insights into your own strengths and weaknesses if you regularly mind your knights and bishops.

Pairing Elliott’s insights about life and business, against the inquisitive skills of host and veteran reporter Dean Rotbart, is a match you don’t want to miss. 

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Posted: October 15, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 48:30

Peeling Back the (Owyhee) Onion to Discover How One Third-Generation Farm is Innovating

Froerer Farms is a Nationally Acclaimed Role Model for Entrepreneurs of Every Ilk

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Shay Myers is general manager of his third-generation, family-owned business – Froerer Farms – winning national acclaim for the innovation he’s brought to his company. 

Just about any entrepreneur can profit from hearing Shay’s story of breathing fresh life into a long-established business.

In Shay’s case, the business is produce – onions, asparagus, sweet potatoes and yams.

Do you think you could find a way to make onions sexy – more than a simple commodity?

Shay did.

Hear how this week on Monday Morning Radio as Wizard Academy alumnus Lem Lewis stands in for host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart down on the farm.

To learn more about Lem Lewis, be sure to visit his website TheRanchBroker.com or hear all of his RANCHCAST episodes at www.RANCHCAST.com.

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Posted: October 8, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 40:43

 

The Beagle Has Landed: The Metaphorical, Metaphysical Indiana Beagle Steps Up to the Mic as Guest Host

After More Than 300 Episodes, Dean Rotbart Shares What He’s Learned From His Parade of Monday Morning Radio Guests – and What YOU Should Take Away

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Readers of Roy H. WilliamsMonday Morning Memo are well-acquainted with Indiana Beagle, the legendary curator and editor-in-chief of the Rabbit Hole 

Although “Indy” is a metaphorical, metaphysical canine – the twin brother of Intuition, a leading character in the Destinae trilogy – he embodies spontaneous, impulsive, reckless curiosity.

Which is exactly why Monday Morning Radio host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart asked Indy to serve as the guest host of this week’s episode. 

Don’t be fooled, however. Indy’s interview with Dean is not only entertaining, it’s also actionable, as Dean shares a behind-the-scenes look at how Monday Morning Radio is produced and the lessons that Dean has gleaned in the course of hosting and producing more than 300 episodes.

Do his guests all share common traits?  Yes. And no.

Are they all business successes?  More yes, than no.

Might you be a suitable guest for Monday Morning Radio?

Tune in and discover for yourself, not only what it takes to land a slot on Dean’s very popular podcast, but also how you can ace any broadcast or print interview that comes your way.

Arooo! Aroo-Aroooooo!

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Posted: October 1, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 43:03