The Business Builders Show with Marty Wolff
Look Beyond the Headlights During Challenging Times
John L. Gronski, Major General, U.S.Army (Retired) joins us on the Business Builders Show to discuss authentic leadership in these challenging times. After forty years of military experience, John talks about the book he wrote upon retiring from the military and his leadership development company. So many timely and valuable lessons!
Book we discussed is The Ride of Our Lives: Lessons on Life, Leadership and Love. John's company is leadergrove.com. You can also connect with John Gronski on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/johngronski/
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Marty Wolff, Creator and Host of the Business Builders Show and Partner in Business Builders Media
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"What People Do To Gain Market Advantage"29:18Allen P. Adamson is our guest on this edition of the Business Builders Show. Allen is the author of several books. Today we will be discussing his latest work, SEEING THE HOW: Transforming what people do, not buy, to gain market advantage.As a noted industry expert in all disciplines of branding, Allen has worked with many iconic brands, including Accenture, GE, Marriott, MetLife, FedEx and many more. Learn more about Allen via his LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allenadam ... and his company is www.metaforce.com You can reach me, your host for the Business Builders Show at 570 815-1626.
"Succession Planning - Perpetual Purpose Trust"30:43Zingerman's has been travelling "the road less travelled" since they started in 1982. They continue down that road in the way they are doing their succession planning. Learn about their "Zingerman's Perpetual Purpose Trust" in this chat with Zingerman's cofounder, Ari Weinzweig. You can do business and succession planning differently!I highly recommend you reach Ari at firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe to his newsletter.Also learn more about this wonderful company at zingermanscommunity.com You can reach me, your host for the Business Builders Show at www.contractorsuccession.com or 570 815-1626.
"Doug Conant - A Top 15 Leadership Guru"40:37Doug Conant is an internationally renowned business leader, New York Times bestselling author, and social media influencer with over 40 years of leadership experience. Doug was President of Nabisco Foods Company, CEO of Campbell Soup Company and Chairman of Avon Products. In 2011 he founded Conant Leadership. www.conantleadership.comIn this interview, topics included how to survive and thrive in a VUCA world - Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous, can CEO's continue to run companies by the "seat of their pants", how important it is to be INTENTIONAL in our leadership journey, and we covered some information from his latest book The Blueprint: 6 Practical Steps to Lift Your Leadership to New Heights.Find Doug Conant on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/dougconant/ AND on Twitter https://twitter.com/DougConantFind your host Marty Wolff on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/martywolffceo/.
Walmart - Better Care of Their Workers - Still Not Enough?38:02Award-winning author Rick Wartzman gets unparalleled access to Walmart, from the CEO suite, to the sales floor, documenting its transformation. Yet he also asks a critical question: Is it enough? How far does $12 an hour go in today's economy? Or even $15?In this book: Still Broke: Walmart's Remarkable Transformation and the Limits of Socially Conscious Capitalism, Rick Wartzman pulls no punches in his efforts to pass judgment on Walmart's incomplete efforts to do right by its employees.Thought provoking, fast paced, and incredibly well written, this book should be read, studied and shared with every executive in America. I hope this Business Builders Show interview moves you to buy this book.Follow Rick on Twitter @rwartzman Contact your host, Marty Wolff at email@example.com
"Story of John Smale: Leadership, Character, Values and Courage"22:20This book written by Rob Garver, is about John Smale, former CEO of Procter & Gamble and Chairman of the Board of GM. This is one of the top leadership books I have ever read! Learn what REAL leadership is all about - and it is more than the stock price!Learn more about Rob Garver www.robgarver.net. You can also find him on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/robgarver/Remarkable story, told remarkably well. MUST read for senior executives and for those aspiring to be effective leaders.You can reach me, your Business Builders Show host at 570 815 1626 and on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/martywolffceo/
"Your Most Important Work is Always Ahead of You"31:51Our guest on this edition of the Business Builders Show is Cynthia Covey Haller. Along with her father, Stephen R. Covey (7 Habits of Highly Effective People) , she has written a wonderful book, Live Life in Crescendo: Your Most Important Work is ALWAYS Ahead of You. You can connect with her on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthia-covey-haller-639767238/This book touched my heart and soul. The final book by the late legendary leadership expert Stephen R. Covey, which is cowritten with his daughter, Cynthia Covey Haller, and published posthumously, Live Life in Crescendo is a life-changing and life-affirming book that befits the generosity and wisdom of the late Stephen R. Covey.To connect with me, the host of the Business Builders Show, you can call or text me at 570 815 1626 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visioning at Zingerman's42:35Ari Weinzweig joins us on the Business Builders Show to share his visioning journey at Zingerman's. Ari is a founding partner in Zingerman's Deli and along with his partner Paul Saginaw they organized a Zingerman's Community of Businesses, all based in the Ann Arbor, MI market. Fascinating story that was fueled in part by the visioning process Ari shares with us. The pamphlet we are discussing can be purchased on www.zingtrain.com. If you want to share a comment or question with Ari, you can reach him at email@example.com.
The Future of Leadership: Trust & Inspire36:13Our guest on this edition of the Business Builders Show is Stephen M.R. Covey. Stephen is cofounder and CEO of CoveyLink and of the Franklin Covey Global Trust Practice, and the author of the New York Times internationally bestselling book The Speed of Trust. My conversation with Stephen was about his new book Trust & Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others.Acclaim for TRUST & Inspire from Tony Robbins " Trust & Inspire is the future of leadership. This is Stephen's best work yet." From Indra Nooyi. former Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo "Trust & Inspire is a powerful approach to people and leadership found precisely at the intersection of performance and purpose." I found this book and my convo with Stephen M.R. Covey to be one of the most inspiring experiences in my over thirty years as a management consultant, executive coach, and as a radio show and podcast host!Learn more at www.trustandinspire.com