How LP Prepares You for the CEO Role

President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Greater East Bay Mike Keenan, CPP, CFI, LPC joins TalkLP host Amber Bradley and guest co-host Angie Barnes, Executive Vice President of Sales for NAVCO.  This episode discusses how Mike’s extensive experience in the loss prevention gave him a unique and valuable perspective for his current role as CEO.  Mike talks how to use your LP perspective to bring value to every organizational conversation and why you can tell a lot about a person by the way they play golf.

Thank you to NAVCO for sponsoring this episode and our stellar guest co-host Angie Barnes! Check out more information on what NAVCO provides and how they can help you solve your security challenges here!

Making the Diversity & Inclusion Conversation Stick

In this episode TalkLP podcast host Amber Bradley keeps it real on a vital topic, “Making the Diversity & Inclusion Conversation Stick.”  TalkLP is honored to have one of the top diversity and inclusion minds, James Fripp, Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer for YUM! Brands join industry-innovator Steven Antoine, Chief Security Officer for YUM! Brands to provide real-life examples on how we can actually make real gains on this topic.

Join James, Steven and Amber for a continued in-depth conversation on perceived vs. actual inclusion, how to have a diversity debate and more by attending RLPSA’s Annual Conference “To Go” – a uniquely virtual event March 2 – 4.  Check out the agenda and register here.

The TRUTH About Surrounding Yourself with Good People

After starring in his own podcast episode, “Solving Your Own LP Groundhog Day,” TalkLP host Amber Bradley welcomes guest co-host David Lund, CFI, MBA, LPC, Vice President of Loss Prevention at Dick’s Sporting Goods to interview his long-time friend and colleague David Shugan, CFI, Senior Director of Asset Protection at Carter’s.  This podcast episode gets personal and meaty by today’s hosts truly diving into what it means to “surround yourself with good people.”  Isn’t that dangerous for your career?  What type of leaders effectively manage that strategy without getting passed over themselves?  C’mon, you know you’ve wondered that!  Take a listen and hit us up for your thoughts @LetsTalkLP on twitter.

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Top 10 TalkLP Podcasts of 2020

When ringing in a new year, it’s always valuable to take a look back at where you have been!  We’ve talked to some fantastic loss prevention leaders (and some NBA Legends) this year on the TalkLP podcast. Take a look at our top 10 most popular podcasts of 2020!

Number 10: “Unapologetic Series: Staying Hungry” with Brett Ward, CFI, Vice President of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates and Debbie Maples, Vice President Global Loss Prevention, Corporate Security & Facilities at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Number 9: “Preparing and Dealing with Crisis: What’s Frogger Got to do with it?” with Steven Antoine, Chief Security Officer, Global Assets Protection for YUM! Brands with guest co-host David Thompson, CFI, Vice President of Operations, Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates.

Number 8: “Unapologetic Series: What are you sick of?” with Brett Ward, CFI, Vice President of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates.

Number 7: “Solve Your Own LP Groundhog Day” with David Lund, MBA, CFI, LPC, Vice President of Loss Prevention for Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Number 6: “Masks are hot these days. Can you still read behavior?” with behavior expert Lisa Mitchell and guest co-host David Thompson, CFI, Vice President of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates.

Number 5: “A Suite View: President & COO Talks LP” with President & COO, Jason Kidd of 99 cents only stores and guest co-host Larry Carroll.

Number 4: “O” is for InnOvation: A convo with Bob O.” with SVP of Loss Prevention at Dollar Tree Stores – Family Dollar and guest co-host David Thompson, CFI, Vice President of Operations for Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates.

Number 3: “Passing the Torch” with Mike Lamb, former Vice President of Asset Protection for Kroger and Mark Stinde, current Vice President of Asset Protection.

Number 2: “Shrink is on the Lamb at Kroger” with Mike Lamb, Vice President of Asset Protection, Kroger and guest co-host David Thompson, CFI, VP of Operations at Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates.

Number 1: “TalkLP Top 5: Top 5 ORC Concerns Post-COVID with John Matas, CFI, CFCI, Corporate Principle, Fraud and Profit Protection for Macy’s Inc./FDS National Bank and guest co-host David Thompson, CFI, VP of Operations at Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates.

These were the top 10 most popular by super narrow margin so check out the other value-packed podcasts here.  Don’t forget to download the TalkLPnews app for easy access to the podcasts and breaking loss prevention headlines constantly updating throughout the day!