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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.

How the DiSC Profile Can Help You Be a More Effective Retail Leader

By Mary Beth Garcia | March 24, 2020

Stress, change, and uncertainty hit retailers hard when the coronavirus pandemic upended all semblance of normal or “business as usual.” While the pandemic was an extreme example, change is an everyday reality in retail. And one of the things we know from our work using the DiSC® Profile is that, at an individual level, it…

How Retailers Can Keep Business on Track During Coronavirus

By Mary Beth Garcia | March 9, 2020

There’s one thing you can count on in retail: If it’s not one thing, it’s another. And that means change and new challenges are never far away. With news about coronavirus dominating the headlines, concern over the spread continues to rise. We know the health and safety of your employees and customers is the number…

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4 Trending Retail Management Themes for the Coming Year

By Mary Beth Garcia | November 21, 2019

Another year is drawing to a close, and as is usual in retail, whew, what a year! Change is always part of the retail story, but with change can come some exciting new opportunities—if you’re prepared to seize them. The evolution of brick and mortar continues, as both traditional retailers and formerly online-only retailers experiment…

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Change Leadership Advice for Retail Multiunit and Store Support Leaders

By Michael Patrick | October 23, 2019

Dealing with constant change has always been part of the job in retail, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Even tougher: successfully leading others through change. District, regional, and other multiunit managers know this all too well. So do the merchant and store support leaders working in HQ and DC locations. Leading change requires getting…

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Retail Negotiation in an Age of Disruption

By Michael Patrick | October 3, 2019

For a job that’s always been tough, retail negotiations is getting that much tougher. Not only are the vendors being tightly squeezed in terms of profitability, they’re feeling the effects of change in the broader retail environment, from new and continually changing customer demands to a fluctuating, uncertain market to unexpected variables like natural disasters.…

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Creating Customer Experiences in a Frictionless Retail World

By Mary Beth Garcia | September 23, 2019

More than 100 million products were purchased on Amazon Prime Day in 2019. So is it official? Is brick & mortar dead? Not hardly. During the 2018 holiday season, for example, shoppers spent twice as much in physical stores as they did on Amazon, and 93% of them went to a physical store. Looking ahead…

Are Your Managers Prepared to Win Retail’s War for Talent?

By Mary Beth Garcia | July 1, 2019

Whenever there’s a tough labor market, like there is now, the spotlight returns to recruiting and interviewing skills. But retailers need to do a better job of developing a mindset of recruiting as a continual process, not an isolated event. Smart managers are building recruiting networks to find and attract the talent they need to meet…

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New Skills for Retail Multiunit Managers’ New Challenges

By MOHR Retail | May 21, 2019

Managing multiple locations and regional/territory teams is no easy task. And as the retail environment has continued to change and become more demanding and competitive, the job of multiunit leadership has only become that much more complex. Today’s district and regional managers need an increasingly sophisticated level of skills, strategies, and tools to drive critical…