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.
One person’s take on getting the basics right.
Opinion: A true leader should not be held to the old guard’s ways.
What really drives employees to be more productive.
Manager remuneration, corporate sterility and business EI.
Four types of leaders who wield ‘pseudo authority’.
But the alternative is a spiral to oblivion.
For all the projects, training schemes, improvement programmes and fast-track systems, retail still finds itself as a last resort to prospective employees.
Are retail warehouses a moneymaker or black hole?
A proposed cutback of the single-use checkout bag is but a diversionary ploy.
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.