Author: Michael Patrick

It seems like every time you turn around there’s another gloomy story of “retail’s apocalypse.” While it’s true that brick and mortar retail is facing an array of challenges right now, change isn’t a new thing in retail. In fact, retail is one of the...

One of the exciting and sometimes frustrating challenges of retail management is that you have a number of different priorities to deal with all at the same time. District managers, regional managers, and other retail leaders who are responsible for leading multiple stores and locations...

Today’s shoppers are more demanding and more educated about what they’re looking for than ever before. To keep up, retailers are constantly on the lookout for innovative ways to take the customer experience to a new level. But it takes more than data and technology to...

Every year retailers spend billions training store associates. On average, a store associate spends 53.8 hours every year training. So why do 71% of shoppers feel that retail associates aren’t knowledgeable or helpful? Something doesn’t add up. MOHR Retail has been working with our partners at...

In retail, it's easy to react, especially in the rush of the moment or the chaos of a busy floor. But this often has the opposite effect of what's intended. Reactive statements like "That's not possible" or "You're blowing this out of proportion" land with...

When it comes to effective negotiation practices, there's no shortage of theories, philosophies and techniques out there. But retail, particularly for the large organizations we work with, is a unique environment: The pace is faster: Anyone who has worked in retailing knows the pace in...

Just what is "leadership presence"? In their book, Leadership Presence, The Ariel Group's founders Belle Linda Halpern and Kathy Lubar use real client stories from the company's experience in working with leaders across industries to help define leadership presence. They put real meat on the bones...