Monday Morning Radio

Will Wise isn’t a journalist, although host and veteran editor Dean Rotbart swears he’d make one fine correspondent. That’s because Wise has mastered the art of asking insightful questions – those designed to reveal truths that often go unspoken.

Wise uses his ample probative skills to help companies - including GE, JetBlue, and Mead – transform their workplaces, by creating authentic connections and building trust with employees through well-thought dialogue.

Ten years in the making, Wise just published his first book, Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter, which not only covers how to ask the right questions, but how to listen to the answers, and what to do with them. 

He and Rotbart cross-examine one another in a battle of the inquisitors on this week’s Monday Morning Radio.

Photo: Will Wise, Ask Powerful Questions
Posted: October 23, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 43 minutes 30 seconds 

 

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Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:24pm MDT

This week’s guest, Daniel Burrus is a time-traveler of sorts. He regularly journeys to our collective future and returns with recommendations for companies large and small on how to prepare for what’s to come. 

Having previously written six New York Times bestsellers, including Flash Foresight, Daniel has just published The Anticipatory Organization, a book that teaches we business owners and entrepreneurs how to accurately forecast and shape our  future.

So strap in, as Daniel brings host Dean Rotbart and listeners along for a trip in his time machine, and provides all of us with strategies we can put to work in our businesses today to ensure success tomorrow.

Photo: Daniel Burrus, The Anticipatory Organization
Posted: October 16, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 31 minutes 43 seconds 

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Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:36pm MDT

Fear and perfectionism – not laziness – are two of the leading causes of procrastination. Overcome those two obstacles, and you’ll be amazed at how all of those projects, decisions, and chores you’ve been putting off will quickly get checked off your to-do list.

Eric M. Twiggs is the Anti-Procrastinator.

Author of “The Discipline of Now: 12 Practical Principles to Overcome Procrastination,” Eric has coached more than 28,000 clients on methods to overcome their procrastination habits and unleash their full potential.

This week host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart put the challenge to Eric to share with listeners some specific steps they can take - right now, to stop procrastinating, and Eric did just that. You’ll find his valuable advice when you click on this week’s edition of Monday Morning Radio. What are you waiting for?

Photo: Eric M. Twiggs, The Discipline of Now
Posted: October 9, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 38 minutes 27 seconds 

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Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:26pm MDT

This is Dean Rotbart, host of Monday Morning Radio and a proud supporter of Chapel Dulcinea at Wizard Academy.

On a recent podcast, we explored the tale of Chapel Dulcinea, the world’s first and most popular free wedding chapel. Launched in 2005 by Wizard Academy co-founders Pennie and Roy H. Williams, the magical venue now plays hosts to more than 1,000 new unions each and every year.  That’s 1,000 couples, many of them with not a dime to their name, who can secure a gorgeous wedding chapel for not a penny.

My wife Talya and I, who were married in 1984 in the chambers of a criminal court judge in Dallas, have pledged our support to keep Chapel Dulcinea solvent for years to come.  You can become a Dulcinea Darling for as little as $5 a month – a bargain price to be part of a newlywed couple’s lives forever.

To join Talya and me as Dulcinea Darlings – and to learn more about the wonder and magic of a dream wedding chapel -- visit FreeWeddingChapel.org, and scroll down the page until you see the icon for Dulcinea Darlings. That’s FreeWeddingChapel.org – and Dulcinea Darlings.

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Category:Wizard Academy -- posted at: 6:57pm MDT

Sometimes the best business stories are UnBusiness stories.

The tale of Chapel Dulcinea is one of those, the world’s first and most popular free wedding chapel – launched in 2005 by Wizard Academy co-founders Pennie and Roy H. William – and playing host to more than 1,000 new unions each and every year.

Pennie and Roy, who were married with hardly a dime to their name in 1976, envisioned Chapel Dulcinea as a sanctuary to help cash-strapped couples take their vows and first steps forward as a married couple.

This week, host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart joins Pennie and Roy on a special edition of Monday Morning Radio, to share the wonder and magic of a dream wedding chapel come true. What’s your UnBusiness dream?

[To contribute as little as $5 a month to help defray the cost of keeping Chapel Dulcinea free, click here.]

Photo: Pennie and Roy H. Williams - 1976
Posted: October 2, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 36 minutes 43 seconds 

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Category:Wizard Academy -- posted at: 7:49pm MDT

Since its humble beginnings in 1981 as a small storefront in Astoria, Queens, New Yorker Bagels has grown into the universe’s largest baker of fresh, crispy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside Sesame, Poppy, Cinnamon Raisin, and Pumpernickel bagels, among other popular varieties.

Stephanos Evangelinos, president and COO, and his crew already produce one out of every two bagels consumed daily in the greater New York area. Now, as Stephanos and his masterful digital strategist Rob Kenney tell our bagel-loving host Dean Rotbart, New Yorker Bagels is expanding its distribution nationwide, offering fresh next-day delivery direct to consumers everywhere.

The story of how New Yorker Bagels overcame the incredible odds and obstacles, and how it now plans to spread its bagels nationwide, is one worth chewing on, right now, along with your favorite hot morning beverage and, of course, a healthy schmear of cream cheese.

Posted: September 25, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 32 minutes 46 seconds 

 

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Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 7:58pm MDT

Mark Nation has developed and managed businesses in five diverse industries for companies including SAP, Oracle, and UNUM. Doing so, led him to conclude that the vast majority of people have the innate talent to live amazing personal and professional lives, but don’t know how to identify and release their unique abilities.

Mark, a former Ironman triathlete and founder of Nation Leadership, has made it his mission as an executive coach, speaker, and author to help people transform their lives from ordinary to superlative.

On this episode featuring host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, Mark will be previewing some of the best insights gleaned from his forthcoming book, Made for Amazing – due out in late October. The book is an inspiring self-help parable designed to motivate each of us to see our own, deeper meaning in life, and reach our fullest potential.

Mark believes each of us has a voice – an internal song – that we need to nurture and share with the world.

This week … a podcast version of Name That Tune – Your Personal Song, featuring Mark Nation and Made for Amazing.

Photo: Mark Nation, Made for Amazing
Posted: September 18, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 36 minutes 32 seconds 

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Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 7:57pm MDT

From his home in Houston, Wizard of Ads Gulf Coast partner, Charlie Moger, witnessed some of the worst – and best – of Hurricane Harvey.

As the rising waters came within two inches of his home, Charlie took to Facebook and Facebook Live to keep friends, family, neighbors, and complete strangers current on the unfolding story.

Charlie’s on-the-scene reports were informative and magnetic, as he spoke from the heart in ways that made Hurricane Harvey more relatable. 

Last week, still unable to drive off his property, Charlie took time out to share his personal story with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, and to talk about how businesses – big and small – stepped up AND failed to step up when they were needed most.

Photo: Charlie Moger, MogerMedia.com
Posted: September 11, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 49 minutes 45 seconds 

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Category:Advertising and Marketing -- posted at: 7:51pm MDT

An English aristocrat, a French nobleman, and a future President of the United States were all players during one of the greatest boom-and-bust periods in American history.

Long before Silicon Valley, rollercoaster real estate speculation, and even the American industrial revolution, the cattle barons and cowboys of Wyoming and the Old West, including Teddy Roosevelt, were engaged in an investment mania that rivals any the world has witnessed before or since.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, host Dean Rotbart and Wizard Academy alumnus Lem Lewis, aka The Ranch Broker, jointly interview Christopher Knowlton, a former Fortune magazine staff writer and London bureau chief, about his new book, Cattle Kingdom, detailing the hidden history of the cowboy west.

Saddle up for some eye-opening, mind-boggling insights as to how today’s entrepreneurial stage was set way back in the 1870s.  

Photo: Christopher Knowlton, Cattle Kingdom
Posted: September 4, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 37 minutes 06 seconds 

You can pick up your copy of Christopher Knowlton’s captivating book, Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West, from our exclusive Monday Morning Radio book club.

Travel back in time to an era when Cattle Barons and Cowboys ruled the open range and Cheyenne, Wyoming played host to some of the world’s richest speculators. 

Discover why Cowboys, in their own right, were the forefathers of the American entrepreneur and the pursuit of individual freedom and economic opportunity.

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When you purchase your book using this URL, you help sustain Monday Morning Radio as a free podcast. 

This week’s episode is dedicated to Max Rotbart, of blessed memory, founder of Max’s Mobile Market: May 3, 1924 – September 4, 1982.

Direct download: Cattle_Kingdom.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 1:14pm MDT

Last week, in a publicity stunt ripped from the pages of host Dean Rotbart’s Wizard Academy Buzz Snatching course, KIND Healthy Snacks dumped 45,485 pounds of sugar right in the heart of New York’s Times Square.

The audacious move won instant global recognition for the company’s new line of no-added-sugar fruit snacks by highlighting the mountain of sugar (20-feet tall and 30-feet wide) that America’s kids consume every five minutes.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, KIND’s Drew Nannis, vice president of integrated communication, shares the details of his company’s elaborate planning, as well as his #1 recommendation for other companies – big or small – considering similar buzz snatching events.

Photo: Drew Nannis, KIND Healthy Snacks
Posted: August 28, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 31 minutes 15 seconds 

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Category:BUZZ SNATCHING™ -- posted at: 9:10pm MDT