One Liner Wednesday- Path to Leadership

“Build your reputation by helping other people build theirs.” Anthony J. D’Angelo A Lesson in Leadership #1 This is exactly how I swiftly made my way up the corporate ladder myself. Even if you are a sales associate just starting out, challenge yourself to make this your mantra this week (whatever week this is you… Read More

How do you Greet?

I walk into many shops throughout the days and I notice that everyone greets very differently.  Some ways really irk me, and some ways offer a pleasant surprise.  A greeting I feel should be a personal experience, connecting an associate, hostess, or any sort of representative of a company with a guest on a personal… Read More

Keeping Employees in the Dark over Store Closures

It was the week before Christmas 2010, I had only been a district manager for 2 short months when I received the call of my first store closure in my district. It was sudden even to the company as the mall had decided to rent out our spot from underneath us starting January 2011.  “Do… Read More

A Lesson From A “School Marm” on Retail Management

I attribute my quick climb in retail to three key elements.  My obnoxious and infectious laugh my father left me with, my insane high standard for work ethic my mother raised me with(this also worked against me), and the unique perspective my Bachelors Degree released me with.  My concentration in college was not retail, business, finance,… Read More