Confronting Employees: Unmotivated

I was a college student who just happened to have the highest seniority in a store that had endured (barely) without a manager for nearly eight months.  I held no training, really in anything, considering I honestly had originally only intended this to be a part-time summer gig; a first and only intended experience in the world of retail.… Read More

12 Aspects to Consider Before Choosing a Career in Retail.

Aspects to Celebrate: 1. Most small box stores do not open until about 9 or 10 a.m. meaning most mornings you will get to sleep in even if you hold the opening shift.  The long operating hours also grants more flexibility to accommodate those with atypical availabilities, or those who find a strict schedule too stifling.… Read More

5 Simple Tips to Cool Off Team Burn Out

It happens to everyone, even your brightest most valuable players will hit burn out every once and awhile.   Although we would love to be the everlasting support and cheerleaders to every member of our team twenty four hours a day, seven days a week there will be times when our employee’s motivation may fall… Read More

Using your Staff

The role of manager feels so under appreciated, and believe it is.  Though sometimes as managers we pusher ourselves beyond our means, feeling that by pulling more than our fair share of weight we are doing right by our team or our company.  But what if I told you it’s okay to step back, not… Read More

Reviewing Your Processes

We have discussed on a series of Mondays the importance it is to write out and acknowledge your process and then we visited again on the importance of maintaining your processes, but how do you do just that? Maintaining your processes must be a regular occurrence.  There are many strategies utilized to do this.  In… Read More