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

Communication: The Importance of Employee Feedback

Feedback lacked incredibly in my retail experience.  As an associate, manager, or even as a district manager consistent feedback was something I never received.  As a manager I would grow nervous so I would ask my DM, “am I doing a good job, I just don’t know.”  She would laugh, “trust me, if you were… 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