The Business Builders Show with Marty Wolff
I hope this is the first podcast you listen to in 2021. Although the lessons in this interview and book by Jen Wirtz apply at every point in our lives, I found incredible value in thinking of it as a way to start a new year. Learn more about Jen at jenwirtzrn.com
Listen for what experiences brought Jen to write this wonderful book. Also listen for some comments from Jen that might surprise you: "I truly believe that growth does not sprout from mistakes." Other thoughts I found very interesting were her thoughts on the value of all the self-help books we read and is meditation really that important in "Recalibrating" your life?
I'm confident you will find this interview valuable. To purchase the book, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CN4L4M9?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860
So, here's to a great 2021 and beyond for all of us. Yes, we need to do the work, however I'm confident we can do better and be happier in the coming year. My best to you!
To learn more about the Business Builders Show and Business Builders Media LLC go to businessbuildersmedia.com. If you want to ask a question or make a comment, call or text me (Marty Wolff) at 570 815 1626
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Employee-Owned, People-Focused "Small Giant"36:13Eric Rieger is the founder and CEO of WEBIT Services - www.webitservices.com. - an IT strategy, service, and support company serving companies in and around Chicago. WBIT became an ESOP in 2022, and was a 2 time Better Business Bureau Torch Award winner for ethics in 2019 and 2023.We talked about the Small Giants Community - www.smallgiants.org. Learn about their work and their Small Giants Summit to be held May 2024 in Detroit on their website. Eric and I will be there!Books mentioned are Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big by Bo Burlingham, and Learning to LOVE MIDLIFE: 12 Reasons Why Life Gets BETTER with AGE by Chip Conley. Also mentioned was donothing:The most rewarding leadership challenge you'll ever take by Ron Dube'You can find Eric Rieger on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericrieger/You can reach me, Marty Wolff here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martywolffceo/ or 570 815 1626
Transforming Education Throughout the World31:39Sean Covey is a business executive, author, speaker, and innovator. He is president of Franklin Covey Education and is devoted to transforming education throughout the world through a principle-centered leadership approach. Sean directs the school transformation process, called Leader in Me; https://www.leaderinme.org/lim-online/Sean can be reached on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-covey/You can purchase the book The Leader in Me by Stephen R. Covey, Sean Covey, Muriel Summers, and David K. Hatch, at your favorite bookseller.I am personally involved in bringing this transformative process to my community. If you want to speak with me about "Leader in Me" call me at 570 815 1626.
Adam Coffey Knows Pathway To Business Success32:43CEO coach and executive thought leader Adam Coffey has been where you are. He, too, dared to dream of that elusive billion dollar exit. He has DONE IT, and now he wants to be your guide to business success.Adam's latest book is Empire Builders: The Road to a Billion. This is the focus of this Business Builders Show interview. I would also recommend his other books - The Private Equity Playbook:Management's Guide to Working With Private Equity and The EXIT Strategy Playbook: The Definitive Guide to Selling Your Business.You can connect with Adam on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamecoffey/ and his website www.adamcoffey.com
"One Man's Quest for Spiritual Enlightenment"31:55August Turak was a very successful business executive. But he was not happy. His spiritual journey helped him in all his personal and professional endeavors. Learn more at www.augustturak.com
"Changing The Way You Think About Growth"25:35Tiffani Bova, author of The Experience Mindset: Changing The Way You Think About Growth is our guest on this edition of the Business Builders Show. She has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50 twice. She is also the host of the podcast What's Next! with Tiffani Bova. Learn how today's overemphasis of the customer experience (CX) came at the expense of the employee experience (EX) and how Tiffani offers insights on needed changes.You can learn more about Tiffani: www.tiffani bova.com, https://twitter.com/Tiffani_Bova and https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffanibova/To connect with me, your host of the Business Builders Show: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martywolffceo/
"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