From the Mind of an Educator: Producing Potency

Here we tread down slippery ground, one of the most difficult aspects of management to juggle, particularly in retail. We must get to know our employees on a personal level without befriending them.  But we must understand who they are to inspire them and to motivate them.  We must know what they need us to communicate to them.  One… Read More

Communication Binders

What does one use communication binders for?  I thought to myself as my district manager lightly covered some tactics other successful managers do.  As a teacher I wanted to avoid the use of these binders considering the ideas I had to utilize them for were eerily close to the ideas that I had for my… Read More

5 Tips to Communicating the Importance of Tasks

Delegating tasks is an essential concept of the role of a manager.  As simple as it may seem (and it makes it that much more difficult to write this post), there are some very essential rules to follow when communicating tasks to your employees. –Make sure that the tasks are written down.  When you leave your… Read More

Communicating: Expectations of Overall Performance

I recently went on a discussion forum on Linked In that asked what are the three most important aspects to being a good leader, and instead of answering three different answers, most people just gave one simple word communication.  So I thought for the next two weeks (at least) I will base each post on that… Read More

Wake Up! Get in the Know Retailers!

Wake up! Grow Up! Wise Up! I would want to cry, ripping at my hair again and again as I heard sad excuses for piss poor performance, and a repetition of the same mistakes over and over and over again.  If you are in sales, it is vital that you are knowledgable of your surroundings.  Take a… Read More