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Leadership Tips For Retail Managers

Connecting versus Communicating and does it really matter?

I was on an oversee's call with my sister this week using FaceTime and the line kept getting disconnected that funny timer kept appearing while trying to reconnect Has this ever happened to you? I remember when Verizon wireless ran a campaign a couple of years ago. Can you hear me now? This was...

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How to follow up and improve results

Talking with leaders everywhere the question always comes up "How do I hold my team more accountable?" FOLLOW UP FOLLOW UP FOLLOW UP" Whether your a district manager leading a group of store managers or a store manager leading a team of sales people. Your job as the leader is to cause your team...

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How to inspire trust in your team

Trust is difficult and takes time to build - however it is very easy to destroy. One way to build trust faster is to go out and talk to your people. Find out what they value, deliver on your commitments and encourage others to do the same. Follow these top tips to establish open, candid, and...

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The six essential steps to creating your own development plan.

A development plan is a documented commitment to make yourself own you're learning and growth. It outlines your strategy for developing the skills, attributes or knowledge you need to move forward on your chosen path and the measurements you'll use to chart your progress along the way. A...

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How does a positive outlook effect the workplace?

Do you value people that are different to you? Diversity of thought, ideas and approaches are what make up a well rounded team. When you understand this and encourage it you will be amazed at what your team can accomplish. It may be challenging at times however differing views and opinions can...

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Emotional Intelligence, What is it?

Written by April Sabral Thank you to the people in my life that I spent the last four days with you all inspired me to write this post and share my thoughts on this very important topic. Over this past week while traveling I had the pleasure of having the most amazing conversations and spent...

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Empathy Why is it important for leaders to demonstrate this?

I have been reading more and more about Emotional Intelligence lately and am absolutely convinced that most leaders do not actually understand this critical EQ competency. When was the last time you saw this pop up on a performance review? Empathy is the ability to understand others, and put...

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT?

JUNE 24, 2016 / BY APRIL SABRAL There is a difference between training and development, most people lump them together. Below are 20 myth busting statements about training versus development. If you are trying to grow your organization, its important that you spend time on training, so...

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Why work retail? Because you make a difference every day!

MAY 9, 2016 / BY APRIL SABRAL Most people go through life just getting up everyday not knowing what they want to do and where they want to go but they do know they dont want to stay where they are currently. Some end up getting a retail job thinking its a time filler until they start...

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4 PROVEN QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN APPLYING PROBLEM SOLVING

It is a known fact the better your problem solving abilities, the larger the problems you will get paid to solve. Challenge is, problem solving for the best leader requires a method or formula for identifying and solving the right issue to make the problem truly go away. Does this sound...

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