Resource Review: Building a StoryBrand


In multiple issues of Hardware Retailing magazine in 2020, retailers shared resources that have helped them grow as leaders and coach their employees to develop professionally. Read some highlights from those resource reviews here, then go to to read them all.

Brian Kabat, Kabat’s Ace Hardware Stores, Arizona
Book Review: “The Servant” by James C. Hunter

“If you’re into leadership and management, this book is off the grid a little bit. It applies tomore than business and is relevant to family life.”

Megan Menzer, Newton’s True Value, Kansas
Book Review: “The Hero Effect” by Kevin Brown

“This book makes you take a step back and evaluate your business and your culture. Its examples and stories are reminders of the difference we each can make. You never know what someone is going through, but you can touch their life in a way that will have a lifelong impact.”

P. Brett Thorne, Thorne Lumber Co., Missouri
Podcast Review: “Behind Your Back Podcast” With Bradley Hartmann

“Bradley Hartmann provides a lot of value. He goes in depth and he even has some tools, such as call structures and call sheets, he offers to listeners. He doesn’t take a bland topic and keep it bland. He finds great ways to keep things entertaining and colorful.”

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