Retail Leadership with Steve Worthy

Retail Leadership with Steve Worthy

Welcome to Retail Leadership with Steve Worthy, the podcast dedicated to helping retail leaders advance their careers, improve their communication, and understand their corporate culture. Our goal is to bring unique value to each leader by providing solution and execution-oriented content that goes beyond your corporate training and development manual. Each episode is loaded with practical tips and insights that resonate with retail leaders all over the world. With over 25 years of retail leadership experience, your host Steve Worthy is committed to helping leaders accelerate their performance and build high-performing teams. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of the best in the industry!


May 3, 2023 35 mins

Have you ever missed out on a promotion?  Ever wondered why your management hasn't noticed your efforts? Before you jump to conclusions, listen in as we look at the reasons why leaders don't get promoted. You might learn a thing or two!

Key Highlights

[00:01] Getting passed over for a promotion

[02:07] Why many retail workers are looking for new jobs right now

[04:52] Are you ready for the promotion?

[05:33] The...

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What are you doing in your life right now to leave a lasting legacy? 

As retail leaders, we are often so focused on our daily responsibilities that we fail to consider the long-term impact we may have on others, particularly our team. 

Listen in and learn as we talk about the Law of Legacy!

Key Highlights:

[00:01] How your legacy is being developed and curated daily

[02:05] Do you need to be liked as a leader?


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April 6, 2023 35 mins

Do you know where you want to go with your career? Have you determined which path is best for you and your team? 

As a retail leader, knowing how to navigate your way through your leadership journey is vital. 

Listen in and learn as we talk about the Law of Navigation!

Key Highlights:

[00:01] What’s in it for me?

[01:47] The significance of an Atlast & MapQuest

[05:00] The consequence of using Waze ...

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March 28, 2023 29 mins

As a retail leader, your success is determined by the relationships you cultivate and encircle yourself with. So, how do you ensure that you are surrounded by the right people?

 Let's talk about the Law of Explosive Growth in this episode and learn how to grow, develop, export, and even retain great talent and future leaders from your own team.

Stay tuned!

Key Highlights

[00:01] A leader is only as good as whom they surr...

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March 9, 2023 36 mins

Timing is everything when it comes to leadership success. 

In this episode, we will discuss how to identify the right time for action, how to be proactive instead of reactive, and why patience is a crucial element in timing. 

Don't miss this insightful and practical discussion on how to apply the Law of Timing to your retail leadership strategy. 

Tune in now!

Key Highlights

[00:01] Timing is everything in sports: A l...

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March 9, 2023 43 mins

Have you ever had to make a tough choice that required sacrificing something of value for the greater good of your team or organization? If so, then you won't want to miss the latest episode of the Retail Leadership with Steve Worthy podcast. 

In this episode, we explore The Law of Sacrifice, one of the most important and challenging laws of leadership discussed in John Maxwell's book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership...

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February 21, 2023 30 mins

People frequently confuse busyness for productivity, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. As retail leaders, where we spend our time and how much energy we put into something reveal a lot about us. 

In this episode, let's talk about the Law of Priorities and discover the power of focusing on what's important NOW. You don’t want to miss out on this one!

Key Highlights

[02:15] Understanding the Law of Priorities a...

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February 7, 2023 39 mins

A leadership that lacks momentum is like a parked car: it can't get you where you want to go. Momentum, or the “Big Mo,” is one of the most important elements you need as a retail leader. Without it, it will be hard to set anything in motion. 

So, how do you gain momentum and ensure that you always have enough fuel to propel your team to victory? Listen in as we delve into the Law of Big Mo. 

Key Highlights:

[00:01] Momentum...

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January 31, 2023 35 mins

It's easier to gauge when and how you'll win in sports. Unfortunately, this is not always the case in business. In this episode, let’s dive deep into the idea of victory in the retail business and the importance of winning not just by yourself but as a team. 

If you’re a retail leader seeking strategies to inspire your team toward a unified goal, don’t miss this episode on the Law of Victory. 

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January 24, 2023 38 mins

Do you have difficulty getting your team on board? Isn't it frustrating?  Here’s the thing, maybe your team doesn't buy into your leadership because they haven't bought into you as their leader yet. 

In this episode, let’s talk about the Law of Buy-in and how it can help you develop a team that is not just compliant but is instead committed to you as their retail leader. Stay tuned!

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January 17, 2023 39 mins

Unlock the key to long-term success for your team and organization.

In this episode, we explore the importance of having a clear vision and a long-term plan for success. We also discuss the law of the picture and how it can help leaders navigate challenges and changes in the market. Tune in to learn how to create a roadmap for success and transform your team into a well-oiled machine. 

Don't miss this opportunity to help your te...

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January 10, 2023 24 mins

Are you looking to improve trust and communication in your organization? In this episode, we delve into the issue of mistrust among employees and explore how inefficient or irregular communication can contribute to this problem.

 We also discuss the importance of empowering your team, particularly in the fast-paced world of retail, where decisions need to be made quickly. If you're a retail leader looking to foster a more posit...

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November 30, 2022 34 mins

Do you have the right people in your inner circle? As a leader, this can make or break you since you are, as they say, "the sum of who you surround yourself with."

In this episode, let’s talk about the Law of the Inner Circle and dive deep into the process of building a solid support system. Are you ready? Stay tuned!

Key Highlights:

[00:01] The Law of the Inner Circle

[01:52] How your inner circle plays a factor in...

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November 30, 2022 31 mins

As a leader, you are constantly faced with decisions. It is easy to become overwhelmed by pressure or anxiety, but exceptional leaders know when to trust their intuition. 

In this episode, we'll talk about the Law of Intuition and how it can help you make better decisions for yourself and your team if you know how to use it correctly. You should not pass this up!

Key Highlights

[00:01] Intuition as a superpower

[06:45] Why is...

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November 30, 2022 33 mins

Are you truly connected with your team? You may meet them frequently or speak with them on a regular basis, but this does not guarantee that a strong connection has been established. You might be asking why you need to connect. Is that truly necessary? Oh yes, it is. 

In this episode, we delve into the Law of Connection and why it's so vital for retail leaders. If you want to maximize your influence and lead your team to succes...

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November 30, 2022 31 mins

Human nature dictates that we gravitate toward those who have similar qualities to our own. The same holds true for the people we select to work with and the teams we create. But is sticking to our own kind a smart idea? Or is there a benefit to being receptive to people who are your complete opposites? 

In this episode, let's look at the Law of Magnetism as it relates to leadership and building a well-balanced, cohesive team. ...

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November 30, 2022 32 mins

One of the most valuable things you can achieve as a retail leader is to earn the respect of those around you. But it’s easier said than done, right? 

Respect entails more than just people following your orders. It isn’t something that instantly comes with your leadership role or title. In this episode, we'll explore the Law of Respect to learn what it takes to truly give and receive it. You don't want to miss ou...

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March 28, 2022 28 mins

Trust is the foundation of leadership. It is earned or it isn’t.

The LAW OF SOLID GROUND is a case for building a solid character, living with integrity, authenticity and discipline.

Character is the source of trust. We build our character by being scrupulously honest, even when it hurts.

To be authentic, we must be ourselves with everyone, not pretending to be something that we aren’t. Discipline comes f...

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March 8, 2022 15 mins

Leadership is a process and it takes time to master, there’s no way around the process

  • Trust the process
  • What is does influence really mean: 
    • Things may look bad now, but we have a plan in place to make it better.”


The law of addition focuses on how to add value to your team in order to create more leaders to grow. Leaders who pour into their teams create more leaders. We know we can use more authentic ...

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January 10, 2022 21 mins

Leadership is a process and it takes time to master, there’s no way around the process 

  • Trust the process
  • What is does influence really mean: 
    • Things may look bad now, but we have a plan in place to make it better.”


  • Leaders are learners and their capacity to develop and improve their skills distinguishes leaders from their followers. The learning process is ongoing and a result of self-discipline an...
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