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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.

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...

At the store level, execution during the fall/holiday season is everything. This means your store leaders have to be able to communicate the specifics and importance of what to focus on. They have to coach and reinforce sales and service behaviors. They have to be...

Training is an important first step in driving positive change. But it's just that: a first step. The bigger hurdle? Sustaining that change when you're back juggling priorities and wading through the chaos of the day to day. Make sure your leaders and managers get the most...

The headline—15 Traits of a "Terrible" Retail Leader—is bound to get your attention. SUCCESS magazine recently surveyed members of the Young Entrepreneurs Council to find out what qualities terrible leaders seem to have in common. From dismissing ideas other than your own to having a poor communication...

When we talk about motivation, we think of it as an outcome, not an input. If you're a retail multiunit manager, one of the most effective ways to improve motivation is to help your team become more competent in how to do their job well. Based...

While the merits of Holacracy have been hotly debated (particularly in relation to Zappos’ high-profile pivot to a “peer-to-peer workplace”), most of the interest in management skills for non-managers that we’ve seen lately doesn’t involve this kind of extreme shift to a flat organization. Instead,...

Managing multiple locations and their regional/territory teams requires a unique set of leadership skills and strategies. We're excited to be partnering up with Training Magazine Network for a complimentary interactive webinar exploring the five key practices of how to lead from a distance effectively. Drawing from our...