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Leadership Tips For Retail Managers

Respond or React, Which one are you?

It is such a simple question but not so simple at the same time. This is a subject that I have been hearing more and more about and even though to some of us things may seem common sense there is a saying that says" common sense is not that common!" So as I sat at dinner with my GREAT friend...

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Top 12 tips to hold the most engaging conference calls

Have you ever been on a conference call and wished you were doing something else? I know I have. More and more these days we are spending time in front of our computers and on calls working virtually. With this comes lots and lots of conference calls.You may even be leading conference calls and...

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Top DELEGATION tips.

DELEGATE...DELEGATE...DELEGATE.... This is a really hard thing for retail managers to actually do consistently. WHY? There are many reasons, but one of the most common is being an overly results driven leader. Most of us that work in retail are extremely results driven and like to get things...

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You should only invest in people that demonstrate these 12 behaviours....Who are you spending your time with?

The people you invest your time in should demonstrate these 12 behaviours. John C. Maxwell shares that without these critical character traits you are wasting your time putting efforts into people that will never grow beyond where they are today! YES...you are, I know that is hard to hear but it...

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What does it mean to be a leader?

Developing Leadership Skills is an ongoing Journey for anyone in Retail Management. Last week I was asked to define leadership versus management training my answer was this...Management Training is the technical skill meaning the role and responsibilities of running an operational...

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Want to know how to deliver a high impact message?

"Communication is the currency of leadership" Nearly every important task a leader must execute involves some form of communication. This is such a true statement your leadership style can be defined by your communication. So how do you improve your leadership skills in this area? And why is it...

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Responsible or not? That is the question

This is a very good question one that should be reflected on daily. As leaders we know we are responsible to motivate our teams ensure that sales goals are met and daily operations are executed smoothly as per company guidelines. While this is true most leaders only focus on these...

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What most first time retail managers don't know.

Most first time retail managers don't know what they don't know...now this might sound obvious but its true. For those of us that have been around the block a few times and have been manageing for quite a while its easy to forget how it feels to be freshly promoted and now fully responsible to...

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THE SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL QUESTIONS

MARCH 29, 2016 / BY APRIL SABRAL One thing to know about questions is that there are very productive questions and then some that don't really do anything.For example if you work in sales you have most likely been trained to ask open ended questions because they engage customers and don't allow...

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How to bridge the gap between online and in store experience for retail managers

2018 is around the corner and its time to think about what the next year will bring. Retail is going through a shift and in 2018 we will see it even more than 2017. But even with a shift to more online sales and instant access to home deliveries it is still a fact that people still like the...

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