The Shiny Object Syndrome: How to Stay Focused and Stop Getting Distracted

Wondering why you cannot finish one goal? Being distracted by new ideas or new trends? What you’re experiencing is Shiny Object Syndrome. 

It is when people keep chasing something new. It may be a new concept, new goal or new trend. It seems to be something worth focusing on but these are the ultimate distraction. You’re constantly drawn on new targets instead of focussing on the original goal. You’re jumping from one project to another thinking that it is something bigger and better.

Here are the outcomes when you are constantly distracted: 

  • You don’t achieve your goals You’re always on to something new, rather than completing your current plans. None of your goals will be achieved.
  • You lose time, money, energy, and effort  Jumping from one goal to another without achieving anything makes you lose your time, money, and effort. 
  • You become a jack of all trades, master of none You spend your time chasing new goals, new ideas, learning new things all the time rather than spending enough time on becoming good at something.  
  • You create confusion People around you will feel disoriented. They will lose focus on what is their purpose.  

So, how to stay focused and stop getting distracted?

  • Clear on your goals

Get clear on exactly what you want to achieve. The more specific you are on your goal, the more you will stand firm against a random new idea that flashes by.

  • Develop commitment

It’s important to develop a commitment to yourself. Invest yourself fully if you want to succeed. Do not just involve yourself but be committed enough.

  • Get more accountability

Accountability is taking ownership of results. Get more accountability and focus.  Focus on one thing until you can master it. Working with an experienced accountability coach can help you stop chasing bright shiny objects and stay focused on your goals. 

  • Manage the source of distraction

Evaluate your social media news feeds, email subscriptions or group membership. Remove those sources that disrupt your focus due to new offerings, new products or new ideas. Get information from sources that can help you stay focused and help you achieve your goals.

I hope you stay focused and overcome that shiny object. 

How to Lead and not be a Leader?

Let me ask you some questions.

As a leader do you avoid delegation?

Do you believe that you’re the only one qualified for the job? 

Does every decision at the workplace revolve around you? 

Do you want everything to be done your way? 

Do you check everyone’s work?

Do you oversee everything for your approval? 

Do you feel irritated when an employee decides without consulting you first? 

Do you want to know where are your employees and what they are doing at every moment of the day?

If you answer yes to some or most of these questions, then as a leader you are not leading the team. You are just telling, controlling and micromanaging them.

And this often results in a toxic work environment where there is no trust, creativity and autonomy. Employees will lose confidence in their abilities. They will stop taking initiative. And worst, this will lead to unwanted employee turnover and under-developed staff.

Leading is about coaching, mentoring and guiding. In leading there is respect, support, trust, growth, encouragement  and empowerment.  Everyone on the team deserves the time, space, and authority to do their job.

Here are some ways on how to lead.

  1. Delegate

When you delegate, focus on the result and not on the way to the result. It is important not to tell the step-by-step procedure but focus on the desired outcome. In this way, you’re giving your team the chance to do the job in their own way and ideas. Trust your employees on how they will perform their tasks to achieve the result.

  1. Be Clear with Expectations and Goals

As you delegate, ensure that you are clear on the objectives. Employees will not know what’s required of them if expectations are unclear. Communicate the responsibilities of each person on the team. By doing this, you’re allowing them to be accountable for their task.

  1. Check-in regularly.

You do not want to check what your employees are doing every time but definitely, you still want to be involved. Consider a weekly or monthly meeting for updates. You may also ask them how they are doing and if they need help. In this way, they will feel the trust and you are giving them a space to grow.

  1. Communicate 

Communicate to your team and make it clear that you are available anytime that they will be needing you. Keeping an open line of communication will give your team the confidence to speak up. It will also encourage them to participate and share ideas.

  1.  Provide feedback. 

People want to know how they’re doing. Consider giving a honest and helpful feedback.  Focus on the opportunities and not on the mistakes. If there’s room for improvement, this is the time that you guide and support them.

I hope you learn something on how you can lead a team. 

Post-Pandemic Leadership

Hello Community,

How are you? I hope that everybody is doing well amidst the pandemic that we are experiencing. 

The pandemic has brought us and continuously bringing challenges to all. Everything has changed. Everything stop and everyone needs to adjust to the new normal. The fear of the unknown exists and the future becomes completely unpredictable.

And for the organization, everyone is affected. No one is spared from the effect of the pandemic. All are striving and trying to cope up.  And during this critical time, a good leader must exist.  A good leader must step up.

Here are the traits a good leader must have in this pandemic.

  1. Empathy

The impact of the pandemic is very real and affects everyone. Stress and anxiety are high.  As a leader, we need to sympathize and connect to the challenges faced by the team. We need to lead with empathy. We need to equip ourselves with compassion for us to truly understand what our team needs.  Putting yourself in the shoes of others may not be a bad idea for you to know the support that they need. 

  1. Flexibility

Pandemic transformed our personal, academic, and professional life. Everyone tried their best to be able to adapt to what we call the new normal. As a leader of an organization, you must be flexible and adaptable. You do not need to stick with a decision to appear decisive instead, be willing to regularly check the information, the effectiveness of the new operations or processes, and change course if necessary to meet the changing environments while still promoting an organization’s mission. 

  1. Communication 

Having consistent communication will bring the team together. Talk and listen to your team. Ask them not just about work. Ask them “how are you?”. You must know what is happening to your team. It is important for them to feel valued during these times.  You may use any available measures to be able to talk to them. Thank them also for all their hard work. For doing their best despite the pandemic. And give them the assurance that you and the organization will not leave them behind.

  1. Humility

As the pandemic continues to unfold, do not pretend that you know more. It takes a strong leader to rely on the expertise of others in order to make the best decisions for the organization. Whether it’s concerning public health, statistics, human resources, or even legal issues.

  1. Embracing Technology

A good leader is open to learning. Learning how to be in this new environment. No one knows when the pandemic will end. As technology arise, let’s embrace what it has to offer. Help everyone to adapt and embrace new technologies. Use the technology to keep the team delivering and to keep the organization nimble in the long term.

As a leader, you set the direction so stay optimistic. Change is opportunity. Help your team to the changing situations. And look forward to the opportunities that will arise in the future.

Leadership to Defeat COVID-19

The global COVID-19 outbreak is not only a health crisis, but also a social, economic, and political crisis. Every day, the news reports on how a country’s healthcare system, economy, and social well-being are affected. The crisis is massive, and the outcome is unknown.

With global uncertainty and the challenges it has created for leaders at all levels, I’m curious how you’re doing right now. How do you move forward as a leader? How are you dealing with it? How are you dealing with the pandemic?

We don’t know how long this will last or what will happen next. However, leadership is defined during a crisis. So, leaders, let us take the initiative!

Don’t freak out. Recognize today’s reality.

First, admit that your team is in a crisis. Take responsibility for your current situation and assess it. Determine the alternatives available to you and your team. During a crisis, it is critical to be clear about leading with certainty, clarity, and purpose. To regain our team’s trust, we lead with certainty. Clarity is required for them to have a sense of hope, positivity, and purpose in order to see a way forward. Regardless of the pandemic, your behavior and mindset will assist your team in looking ahead.

Do not let up. Keep an eye on the future.

I know many of you are working hard to keep the business open during the pandemic, but don’t limit your efforts to just today. Don’t give up. Do not let up. The pandemic will not last indefinitely. This is the best time to look for ways to help your company innovate, and position it for great success once the pandemic is over.

Do not neglect your own well-being. Perform the fundamentals.

Keep in mind that we are all human. Humans become tired. Humans experience stress. Don’t overlook the fundamentals. Ensure you watch your diet and consume nutritious food, exercise on a regular basis, and get enough sleep. As a leader, you must set a good example for your team in terms of self-care. Being physically and mentally fit will impact your ability to do your job as a leader. Whether you are a team leader, a family leader, or a community leader – your dedication and responsibility to the team are essential, but so is self-care. Find a happy medium.

Take care of your people.

Don’t forget about your team. Make them feel important by making them feel important. This may necessitate the investment of your time and effort. As a leader, you must identify their needs and address their emotions, as this will affect their ability to do their job. Determine how you can assist them at this critical juncture. Safeguard your employees’ health, safety, and well-being.

As a leader,  you are tasked to lead and there is no easy route. 

COVID-19 continues to play out over the globe but it will eventually pass. 

Lead with a positive outlook. Use this crisis as an opportunity to improve.

Move forward, inspire hope and continue to positively impact everyone you encounter.

Are you a Leader or a Manager?

Now more than ever, rising business complexity related to creating a safe environment for employees and leading through a myriad of changes bring challenges to all leaders. 

As a retail leader, do you have the skills and expertise needed to be able to navigate through the complexities? Are you equipped to face the challenges? Who is equipped to face the challenges? Leaders can inspire and motivate people to perform to the best of their ability.  The manager can plan, organize and administer day-to-day activities.

There is the classic, age-old question of what’s the difference between a Manager and a Leader. If we start with our classic definition that Leadership is Influence. Then in the simplest terms: The main difference between leaders and managers is that leaders have people follow them while managers have people who work for them. 

 Which is better, a leader or a manager?

  1. Leaders Create a Vision, Managers Create Goals.

Leaders are visionaries and look at the larger picture. Leaders have a clear vision of where their organizations want to be in the future. Leaders assist the team to understand the greater role they can play to assist the organization. They consider things that go beyond what individuals do. They inspire people to become a part of something bigger. Leaders motivate the people they work with to help them realize their vision. 

Managers are concerned with setting, measuring, and achieving objectives. They focus on implementing processes. They control situations in order to achieve their goals.

2.            Leaders Think Ideas, Managers Think Execution.

Leaders embrace change and always look for opportunities to improve, develop new techniques and strategies for the organization. Leaders are always on the look for new ideas that can play an important role in driving change within organizations. 

Managers stick with what works, structures, and processes. They ensure that people operate efficiently and productively. Managers focus on specific ways to be organized in daily tasks as well as larger projects. Whatever the idea – managers find a way to divide it into smaller tasks and projects that the team can manage.

3.            Leaders Coach, Managers Direct.

Leaders believe in their employees and are optimistic about their potential. They resist the urge to tell their subordinates what to do and how to do it. Leaders encourage employees to think outside the box and look at the big picture.

Managers assign tasks and provide direction on how to complete them. Managers typically have clear guidelines in place regarding various aspects of their workplace. Their primary function is to instruct you on how things should be done.

4.            Leaders Develop, Manager Maintain

Leaders focus on people. They reach employees on a personal level to encourage them to work harder and inspire them to develop their skills as they work toward the company’s vision.

Managers focus on the systems and structures required to set and achieve objectives. They ensure that people’s daily operations run smoothly and help to avoid chaos. They concentrate on the analytical and ensure that systems are in place to achieve the desired results.

Being a leader is not always preferable to being a manager, and vice versa. You can be both, or you can prioritize developing your skills in one area. Choosing which qualities of a leader to emphasize is dependent on what your team requires of you and how you can best support them.

However, retail companies are beginning to understand the importance of Leadership over Management in more vital situations. Operationally, a manager can take a business unit, a district, or a division so far. Leaders can provide the vision to enhance the company’s culture, develop talent to a higher level of performance while generating the requisite results for sustainable growth. 

Now, which one are you?

How to Track Growth Goals?

Are you looking for ways to improve yourself personally or professionally? The real question is – “Do you want to improve your personal or professional life?” If the answer to this question is Yes – then read on. 

Personal development varies from person to person. It could be an improvement in your abilities, knowledge, life goals, or even personal characteristics. But how do you know if you’re getting better? How do you know if you’re progressing?

Setting your personal growth goals.


Self-awareness necessitates being genuine and honest with yourself. It entails being aware of your own personality, values, needs, emotions, habits, strengths, and weaknesses. This will help you understand yourself better. Most importantly this will assist you in determining what you truly want to achieve. 

We recommend you begin by setting S.M.A.R.T. goals as your primary objective. This abbreviation for the criteria that you should have for each goal that you set.

Specific: It means that objectives should be clear and concise. Goals that are uncertain are difficult to measure and even more difficult to achieve.

Measurable: Your goal can be measured or tracked. They must be definitive with a clear start and end point. This will allow you to see if you’re making progress toward your goal.

Achievable: Is your goal attainable? It can be difficult, but it is doable. If you don’t achieve impossible goals, you’ll be disappointed. It can be easy to talk yourself out of a goal, because they can be daunting. Here’s a suggestion – break your big goal down into small measurable action steps. This will allow you to recognize some measure of achievement along the way. 

Relevant: Your goal should be consistent with your overall plans and other life objectives. In line with your life’s mission and vision. Stay on plan and refrain from falling victim to the “Shiny Object Syndrome.” If you want to learn more about The Shiny Object Syndrome click the link to our podcast episode.  

Timely: Set a deadline for yourself. Begin by estimating how long it will take if everything goes as planned. Set a specific deadline. Setting a deadline accelerates your progress toward your goal.

 4 ways to track your personal growth?

  1. Develop milestones

Determine the smaller, more manageable steps needed to achieve your larger goal. Consider how you can divide it into smaller steps or tasks. You will be able to look back and easily reflect on what part of your journey is going well and where you need to focus your energy the next time you create milestones.

2.            Determine your progress

Keeping track of your progress is the best way to gauge your progress.

Set a calendar invite for checking it. Make a note of every step you take, no matter how minor, so you can see how far you’ve come. You can keep track of your progress by making a to-do list, keeping a journal, or downloading an app.

3.            Celebrate small wins

Don’t wait until you’ve completed all of your objectives. Congratulate yourself on even the most minor accomplishments. When you make significant progress, reward yourself with something special.

4.            Be accountable

Don’t be disheartened if you find yourself falling behind schedule. The important thing is that you’re working toward your goal. But remember to hold yourself accountable. You can work with a coach or another type of professional accountability partner to help you stay on track. This allows you to continue working toward your goals while receiving support and encouragement. To learn more about our coaching program click here:

Remember that there may be hiccups along the way to reaching your objectives. Instead of being afraid, identify the lesson and learn how to overcome it.

Failures and low points are normal, so don’t be too hard on yourself. Just keep working toward your objectives. Own your journey and become the leader you have always wanted to be. You’ve Got This!

Top 5 Leadership Competencies

We are born leaders, even in our current situation right now, may it be online or face-to-face interaction. There are lots of leadership competencies that we can find online or even by reading a book.

I have been a leader for over 25 years and I met lots of people every day, right now let me share with you my TOP FIVE RETAIL LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES.


One of the foundations of great leadership is knowing how to be humble. As a leader, we must be consistent and disciplined in treating our employees or the people around us. Treat everyone with respect regardless of their position, role, or title. A Leader lets his or her people know that we actually need them. For some, they don’t like getting feedback. As a leader, we must be open for constructive criticism from the people that worked for you, not just the people that you worked for.


Not all people love accountability. Without it, there is no growth in you being a leader. Accountability is one of the key ingredients to be a great and successful leader.

When you make people accountable for their actions, you’re effectively teaching them to value their work, to value what they have. When it’s done right, accountability can boost your team members’ skills and confidence. When their unable to do it – lead them, show them how you value your work as their leader.

The team’s mistakes are your mistakes. A great leader knows how and when to say: “Sorry”. when things are not going well. Let’s keep in mind that it’s not just about responsibility, it’s about taking the next step to make things right.


One of the main fundamental skills in leadership is Communication. Lack of communication ruins everything a lot. A leader communicates with a clear purpose. How will you influence people if they do not know your mission and vision in your company? Without a clear purpose, your people will just work for money not because they are caught by the vision of the organization.

Nowadays, we have so many tools to use to communicate. Engagement plays a big part in communication. A leader knows how and when to engage people by asking the right questions. Quality questions will result in quality answers. Specific-solution-based questions will give you a solution based answer.

Being a leader, it’s not just you who you are building, it is also the people around you by communicating with a clear purpose.


I will be sharing the story of Sam Walton. Best known for founding WALMART and Sam’s Club. The guy who genuinely cares for his people. The founder and well-known entrepreneur, who just walks in his store almost every day to know if his people are doing well. Regardless of the position, role, or title. Great leaders encourage feedback from all members of the organization. The best example of an approachable leader – Sam, he was able to grow not just his business but also the morale of his employee.

Decision Maker

How many decisions do you make in a day? Are you confident in your decision making or do you get “paralysis analysis”? Great leaders are decisive and confident in their decisions.

As a leader, we make decisions every day. And each of us makes decisions differently. For some, we sometimes follow a decision-making process – a step-by-step process where we gauge ourselves before making one decision. A leader can sometimes make a quick decision based on their instinct or depends on the need to make a quick decision. Are you the type of leader who is confident enough to make a decision? It’s okay to make wrong decisions… we are not sure if our decisions will work, that is why some leaders are in the “paralysis analysis” stage, because for them once they make a decision it should work.

Remember this, wrong decisions can be fixed but a scattered team is a recipe for disaster. Your job as a leader isn’t always to make “THE RIGHT” decision. But it’s to make “A DECISION” in order to keep the team together. Your job as a leader is to be decisive and confident in making decisions.

What’s Important Now (W.I.N.)

We spent the past fourteen months being inundated with phrases like “… in times like this” and “now, more than ever”. As the United States begins to close out the pandemic, the world we used to know will be crashing into us at full speed. Remember the life of yesteryear when you would wake up early, workout, take a shower, attempt to eat breakfast, before rushing and waiting in traffic all before 8 am? You would then work a full eight hours or more and then rush home, maybe participate in a social activity or two. Maybe you would have to rush your kids to practice, before trying to find something decent to eat for dinner. Pre-pandemic life moved at a much faster pace. However, the pandemic, despite being tragic and often unpredictable, gave many of us the chance to slow down and think about “What’s Important Now”.

Thinking about my goals, dreams, and desires is something that I did not make time for in the past. I was in survival mode. Work. Try to stay healthy. I had to balance taking care of my kids while being mindful of my extended family. I was not living my best life. I lived
a life of mundane routine and while considered successful by some, I was not truly fulfilled. While I mastered the career and family part, I had other aspirations and interests. I wanted to travel and experience new cultures, return to school to learn additional skills, and even retire early so I could be intentional about spending quality time with family and friends.

I genuinely believe life is meant to be enjoyed and no amount of money could replace quality time. But how do we do that? Embracing the act of prioritization, where you break down your daily activities and weigh them against your goals is a step towards everlasting happiness and fulfillment. As a retail leader with over 25 years of progressive experience, I hope I can share a few reflections and lessons learned.

As I considered what’s important now, I learned how to slow down and ask better questions. If everything went away, which it almost did in 2020, who would I turn to? What truly makes me happy? And honestly, I did not immediately consider my job, social media, or status. Rather, I thought about my family. I wanted to have more meaningful conversations with each person and get to know them better. I decided to call them more often as well as organize moments where the family across the country could connect via Zoom or FaceTime calls. I cataloged important holidays and created reminders to ensure I would show up as more thoughtful and caring. As I considered the concept of what’s important now, I know for sure that my family brings me joy, laughter, and even encouragement and they have to be a top priority.

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Retail Leadership: Part II

3 Tips to Help Ensure You are Day 1 Ready to Serve as a Retail Leader – Part 2

“Congratulations on your one-year anniversary! We are super proud to have you as a leader on
our team” are the words I remember hearing from my manager after completing my first
year at one of the largest global retailers in the world. It was a tough year. The economy was in shambles. The unemployment rate was at an all-time high. Despite the circumstances, my team emerged as one of the most successful retail teams across the country.

25 years later as an award-winning retail leader, I strongly believe that I grew the most as a
retail leader during my neophyte year. I made a conscious decision to show up Day 1 Ready
every single day of the week as I tried to model the leaders that I admired and respected. As I spent some time reflecting on my career and thinking about the wisdom that I could share,
there are a few leadership lessons that defined my tenure as a retail leader.

I embraced the Day 1 Ready mantra. Day 1 Ready is about the preparation you undertake
to start a new venture, job, mission, or task.

It is about the work that you do in advance to ensure optimal success for your team or
company. On the contrary, Day 1 Ready, is also about mindset. Day 1 Ready leaders bring a
contagious amount of energy, enthusiasm, passion, and curiosity every single day. Day 1
Ready leaders are optimistic, problem solvers, and strong communicators. There is a level of
consistency in their performance as they strive to produce top results and motivate others.
As we delve deeper into the Day 1 Ready framework, there are three tips to keep in mind
to help you reach your highest potential as a retail leader.

1. Be Courageous

Leadership requires courage. John Maxwell stated it best: “Successful leaders have the courage to take action while others hesitate.” Courageous leaders are brave, daring, and gutsy. They are decision-makers, skilled at using data to make an informed decision, but also understanding they might be faced with a tough decision where the answers are not clear. They are considerate and courageous, displaying an ethos of care when they are faced with decisions that could potentially impact their team. They are willing to take risks, experiment with bold ideas, and embrace new solutions that could place them ahead of the competition. When was the last time you stepped outside of your comfort zone to try something new? When was the last time you experimented with a new idea? When was the last time you were faced with a tough decision and considered how you could leverage your influence and position to advocate for others?

2. Be Creative

I can remember hearing one of my favorite leaders tell me “Courage breeds creativity.” As a Day 1 Ready Retail Leader, your ability to be creative is going to help you beat the competition every single time. Being creative is thinking about how to create efficiencies, reduce waste, and optimize performance. Creative leaders are willing to speak up, going against the age-old saying “this is how we’ve always done it.” Creative leaders are courageous leaders.

3. Be Confident

When you are courageously ready to launch your new creative idea, it requires commitment. The Day 1 Ready mindset is about the willingness to do what it takes to get the idea over the finish line. You must stay committed when the idea does not go initially as planned. You are willing to try again, perhaps making tweaks to the initial idea, often seeking input and feedback from others. What if a team member has a new idea? Can you provide them with space and confidence to help them commit to their new idea? How do you provide feedback in a way that is affirming and encouraging? How do you reassure the team member that you will support them even if their idea fails? You are committed to their success as a leader and they need the confidence to experiment, even if their idea fails. What can they learn from the experience? What can they learn from you as a leader?

As you embark upon your journey as a retail leader, I invite you to keep in mind the success profile of a Day 1 Ready Retail Leader. The Day 1 Ready mindset is fostered through courage, creativity, and commitment. The nuggets I have shared are leadership lessons tested over a 25-year career as a retail leader. I am excited to continue the journey of your development as a retail leader. Please follow my blog for additional leadership lessons for retail leaders.

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Retail Leadership: Part I

3 Tips to Help Ensure You are Day 1 Ready to Serve as a Retail Leader – Part 1

“Congratulations! The team would like to make you an offer…” are the words I remember the recruiter said with sheer excitement after I completed 3 rounds of tough interviews to join one of the largest global retailers in the world. While I was filled with tremendous excitement and pride… I felt a small knot in my stomach. I was happy but nervous. I knew I was capable but was I truly prepared?

25 years later as an award-winning retail leader, I can confidently say yes, I was ready for the challenge. However, I would like to share a few reflections and leadership lessons I have learned along the way to ensure you are “Day 1 Ready to Serve as a Retail Leader.”

The definition of Day 1 Ready is being prepared to start a new venture, job, mission, or task. It is about the work that you do in advance to ensure optimal success for your team or company. On the contrary, Day 1 Ready, is also the conscious decision you make to show up each day and treat every single day like it’s the very first day. It’s about bringing the same level of energy, enthusiasm, passion, and curiosity consistently throughout your time at the company. It’s about leading with intention, making the effort to contribute 110 percent every day, and staying optimistic and fully present while possibly navigating tough obstacles in the future. Keeping the Day 1 Ready mindset has proved to be one of the most valuable keys to success in a competitive, retail leadership environment. But how do you develop the Day 1 Ready mindset?

1. Be Curious

Ask questions. Ask lots of them. Ask them often. My number one tip for success as a Day 1 Ready Retail Leader is to be inquisitive. Take the time to ask questions that will help you learn more about the business. Try to ask questions that will help deepen your knowledge from an enterprise perspective as well as ask questions that will provide insight into your respective functional area. Ask questions to learn more about your team. What motivates them? What are the obstacles that hinder their performance? How can you assist in setting your team up for success?

2. Be Consistent

Consistency could easily tie for the best tip for success as a Day 1 Ready Retail Leader. Being consistent with your performance will yield huge dividends for you in the future. People like to promote people they believe will deliver results every single time. People like to follow leaders who are reliable and trustworthy. Being consistent is a choice. Every day you have to decide to show up and treat the new day, like it’s Day 1, with the same level of energy and enthusiasm you had when you first started the job. You must deliver, over-deliver if possible, on your commitments and motivate the team to do the same. If you are consistent, you will be able to soar as a Day 1 Ready Retail Leader.

3. Be Confident

“With confidence, you have won before you even started.”

Marcus Garvey

This is one of my favorite quotes because it embodies the Day 1 Ready mindset perfectly. Confidence is contagious. Confidence can help to motivate others and help to close deals. As a Retail Leader who embodies the Day 1 mindset, confidence is going to set you apart from other leaders. It is about effective communication, whether you are tasked with delivering positive or negative news. Confidence helps to reassure the team that you are prepared to lead.

As you embark upon your journey as a retail leader, I invite you to keep in mind the success profile of a Day 1 Ready Retail Leader. The Day 1 Ready mindset is fostered through confidence, consistency, and curiosity. When I think about my success as well as the success profile of colleagues in the sales industry, these are the traits that have bolstered us to have long, fulfilling careers in sales and will continue to bolster future leaders for years to come. Please follow my blog for additional leadership lessons for sales leaders.

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