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‘Know-it-All’ CEOs Seldom Do: The Power of Curiosity in Business

Having spent more than 10,000 hours coaching senior executives and their teams to greater performance, Allan Milham concluded that genuine curiosity is the core trait that separates successful leaders from the pack.

Together with Guy Parsons, a lean manufacturing consultant to companies such as BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman, Milham is helping Corporate America redefine the role of owner/CEO from “Knower Leader” to “Learner Leader.”

Milham and Parsons, co-authors of Out of the Question: How Curious Leaders Win, demonstrate the best ways to ask business questions this week on Monday Morning Radio, hosted by reputation coach Dean Rotbart.

Photo: Allan Milham (l) and Guy Parsons
Posted: May 30, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 37 minutes 02 seconds

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Direct download: Parsons_Milham_MMR.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:33pm MDT

Overseeing Guests & Ghosts at Denver’s Iconic Brown Palace Hotel & Spa

Every president since Teddy Roosevelt has been the guest of Denver’s iconic Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, except two (Calvin Coolidge and Barack Obama).

Wizard Academy co-founders Roy & Pennie Williams are among the list of distinguished guests whose names grace the venerable logs of the hotel’s register.

Built in 1892, the triangular-shaped Brown Palace is the crown jewel of Rocky Mountain luxury hotels.

For the past 11 years, Marcel Pitton has served as the managing director of the hotel – overseeing its day-to-day operations and $42 million in facility upgrades.

At the end of May 2016, Marcel checks out of the Brown Palace to pursue new adventures.

Originating this week from the Eisenhower Presidential Suite at the hotel, reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart talks to Marcel about what it takes to orchestrate a team of 400 employees to provide consistent world-class service – including the Forbes Four-Star and the Triple A Four Diamond designations every, single year.

Investigative reporter that he is, Rotbart also gets Marcel to settle the question once and for all about whether the Brown Palace’s permanent guests include ghosts – who many people swear they’ve encountered. Get the definitive answer, exclusively, on Monday Morning Radio.

Photo: Marcel Pitton, Brown Palace Hotel & Spa (Photography by Avital)
Posted: May 23, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 32 minutes 37 seconds

Want to learn how to turbocharge your personal or business reputation? Schedule a 30-minute FREE phone consultation with reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200. Limited slots now booking for June and July 2016.

 

Direct download: Brown_Palace_MMR.mp3
Category:X-IT Interviews -- posted at: 6:14pm MDT

X-It Interview: A Candid Look Back (and Ahead) with One of Nation’s Top Small Business Journalists

Until March of this year, Raymond Hennessey served as the editorial director of Entrepreneur Media, publisher of Entrepreneur magazine. He was one of the nation’s top small business journalists.

This week, Ray sits for a candid X-It Interview with Dean Rotbart, host of Monday Morning Radio and executive editor of NewsBios.com. Ray is now Chief Innovation Officer at JConnelly, a respected New York-based communications and marketing agency.

Free to speak his mind, Ray shares his frank thoughts on journalism and public relations. 

Highlights of the interview include:

  • How companies large and small are successfully bypassing the newsroom and connecting directly with consumers
  • What many companies still misunderstand about content marketing
  • Where most PR agencies still fail to understand journalists and consumers 

Photo: Ray Hennessey, JConnelly
Posted: May 16, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 41 minutes 26 seconds

Want to learn how to turbocharge your personal or business reputation? Schedule a 30-minute FREE phone consultation with reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200. Limited slots now booking for June and July 2016. 

Direct download: Ray_Hennessey_XIT_MMR.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 6:27pm MDT

Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary, Peets Coffee & Tea Remains True To Alfred Peet’s Vision

Peet’s Coffee & Tea has grown from a single retail shop at Walnut and Vine in Berkeley, California, into an $800 million, 240-store chain now celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Dave Burwick, president and CEO, ascribes the success and longevity of the coffee roaster and retailer to “scaling the smallness” – a method that allows businesses to remain true to their founding principles, while constantly keeping pace with the changing times.

Sit back, and drink in some genuine business wisdom as host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart and Dave Burwick toast the success of Peet’s Coffee on its 50th business birthday.

Posted: May 9,, 2016

Monday Morning Run Time: 27 minutes 40 seconds

Your Reputation Matters

Direct download: Dave_Burwick.mp3
Category:Milestone Companies -- posted at: 8:09pm MDT

She May Be a Pig Farmer, But She's Also One Savvy Entrepreneur

You may think you have little in common with a pig farmer and butcher in upstate New York, and you’d be right, unless you value great customer service, superior products, passion, perseverance, and profits.

Heather Sandford has carefully packaged each of those qualities into her store, The Piggery, which helps explain why there are often lines of customers snaking out the door of her farm-to-table butcher shop.

Heather joins host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart this week on Monday Morning Radio, where he huffs, and puffs, and blows away the notion that so-called dirty businesses can’t be great businesses and role models.

Read about Heather's recipe for success, and Dean's observations on what other entrepreneurs can learn from The Piggery's success here.

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Posted: May 2,, 2016

Monday Morning Run Time: 40 minutes 51 seconds

Direct download: The_Piggery_MMR.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 7:36pm MDT

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