About the author
Dave Farrell has 30 years retail and business management in Europe, Africa and Australasia. He is a passionate mentor of self-development through a personal brand and encouraging entrepreneurial behaviours within well-defined parameters. A lifetime of creative and business writing. Weekly columnist for Inside Retail.
There is little evidence to show that self-sabotaging retail behaviour has abated over the last two years.
Retailers invest millions of dollars fabricating store ambience, so why doesn’t it always work?
Retail needs to purge the errant demeanours manifesting within ivory towers.
Like any industry, retailers can be plagued by an excessive management framework.
How confident are you that your retailers are retailing?
Gone are the days where corporate benefited from low skill sets running a retail outlet.
Dave Farrell looks back on 30 years in an ‘incomparable’ industry.
Precious few businesses tolerate, let alone encourage true leadership.
There is nothing more gratifying than a leader sharing esteem to drive improvement.
Are we duping consumers by constantly over-promising?
The prevailing attitudinal mindset between AI and HR is reflected in financials, where one is seen as an asset and the other as an overhead and liability.
The concept of a training department led by disassociated L&D personnel contradicts the very essence of employees developing themselves.
Innovation is not the cohort of the elite but the compulsion of those encountering the mundane, impractical or unjust.
Retail is about simplicity, yet complicated by feeble leadership and handicapped by inconsequential management tiers.
Before long, customers will be buying with the most powerful of triggers – their conscience.
Imagine the competitive distinction of a brand who added value through emotional intelligence, empathy and the support of meaningful life.
Change is imperative to transform a fickle monopoly deficient in social coherence.
Retailers need to remove the rose tinted spectacles and question the practicability of ivory tower initiatives.
The fears of impending doom by local cartels feed the dissemination of debatable ability and ludicrous exaggeration.
In a time of diminishing talent pools, how would you portray your career to inspire the next generation?
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