Crazy F'in Retail

Crazy F'in Retail

Retail is crazy. Your Leadership doesn't have to be. Crazy F'in Retail was created as a resource for retail leaders to learn, grow, and realize that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Together, Brennan Decker and Alice Fontanos put their 30+ years of combined retail leadership experience to work each week to discuss the hot button topics and obstacles that retail leaders face every shift. Connect with us on Linkedin.com and let us know what topic you want us to discuss on the Crazy F'in Retail Podcast.... Show More

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May 3, 2020 30 min

This is a very special episode for us as we interview an incredible human, Rikki Mendias, Founder of Hav A Sole. 

Hav A Sole is a Los Angeles based Non Profit Organization that has given out over $1.5 MILLION worth of quality footwear to the homeless and at-risk youth both at home in California and across the country through the Hav A Soleful Trip program. 

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April 14, 2020 86 min

In this episode Alice and Brennan discuss the REAL SKILLS that retail leaders utilize daily in their role.  

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Alice and Brennan discuss the HBR.org article, The Little Things That Make Your Employees Feel Appreciated.

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Sabrina Meherally joins us to discuss why diversity, equity, and inclusion matters in retail and what you can do about it. We discuss what drove Sabrina into D&I, what it means, and dig into our bias'. This is an episode that you do not want to miss.

Connect with Sabrina on Linkedin and via her Website, both are linked below.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabrinameherally/

https://www.sabrinameherally.com/ 

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Alice and Brennan discuss an issue that crosses industry boundaries and is all too common, Demonizing team members for speaking up. Unfortunately, this is an issue that many leaders don't even know that they have. Listen in to learn more.  

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March 9, 2020 28 min

In this episode, Alice and Brennan discuss how to provide your team with "tough feedback" and why we shouldn't call them conversations. 

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In episode 5 of Crazy F'in Retail, the Podcast Brennan and Alice discuss the Harvard Business Review Article - 8 Ways Leaders Delegate Successfully (link below) by Deborah Riegel (8/15/2019).

https://hbr.org/2019/08/8-ways-leaders-delegate-successfully

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In this episode, Alice and Brennan review the Harvard Business Review article "Does Your Team Have an Accountability Problem?" by Melissa Raffoni (published 2/10/2020).

Read the article for yourself using the link below and let us know what you think on Instagram or Linkedin @CrazyFinRetail .

https://hbr.org/2020/02/does-your-team-have-an-accountability-problem 


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Alice and Brennan discuss the Harvard Business Review article "A Better Way to Develop Top Talent" by Margaret Rogers (Published January 2020)

Link to article: https://hbr.org/2020/01/a-better-way-to-develop-and-retain-top-talent

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February 10, 2020 34 min

Alice gets vulnerable as we discuss why being a good learner is a requirement of being a good leader.

Article Credit:

Good Leaders Are Good Learners
By Lauren A. Keating, Peter A. Heslin, & Susan J. Ashford
Harvard Business Review, August 10, 2017

https://hbr.org/2017/08/good-leaders-are-good-learners

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In this episode, we review the article "How To Avoid Hiring A Toxic Employee" by Christine Porath (hbr.org ; 02/03/16) https://hbr.org/2016/02/how-to-avoid-hiring-a-toxic-employee

We also mention a great YouTube video "The Best Recruiter at Google" located here: https://youtu.be/hvebAGerh88 


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January 26, 2020 6 min

Learn about who we are and why we are launching the Crazy F'in Retail podcast.

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