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MOHR Ideas at work.

Our work takes us all over the world. And we learn a lot as we train. Today, there’s no reason to wait until we’re back at home base to pass on a good idea or highlight a trend. Here’s where you’ll find them as soon as we spot them.

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...

All leaders face a number of challenges that are simply common to the role of being a leader. But there are always some unique wrinkles faced by different leadership functions. The leaders and managers in the home office and distribution centers, for example, deal with some very different...

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...

It may be sweltering outside where you are right now, but the holiday season is closer than you think. Retail managers are turning their attention to recruiting and interviewing to staff up. But finding the right fit for these roles is about more than just finding...

This week, Lindsay, our summer intern, weighs in on online shopping. Read more of Lindsay's perspectives on retail here. Every year, a disproportionate number of small businesses struggle or fail, partly from competition with large retailers that have a huge online footprint, like Amazon or Walmart. Consumers...

There's no lack of commentary about what Millennials, those prized consumers, want from retailers and what they value in the shopping experience. We thought it would be helpful to have an actual Millennial weigh in on the discussion. A Millennial’s Perspective Hello, this is Lindsay, a summer...

Our clients help us continually push to new levels of excellence in order to deliver to the absolute best retail training experience for their leaders—so they can get the lasting outcomes they need. And while the trophies and accolades are icing on the cake, it's still always...