How to be an effective manager

Gaining a promotion to manager is a heady time. It means that you have been successful at your job and that upper management believes that you can be trusted to look after a team of employees, driving profits and increasing growth. But being a manager is not all fun and games: every step up the [...]

By | April 30th, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments

Is Majestic saying goodbye to the high street?

Majestic Wines is believed to be exploring a sell-off of its UK retail business so that it can focus more on its online-only Naked Wines business.  According to reports from both Sky News and City A.M., the wine retailer has appointed bankers Rothschild to look into a possible sale of its retail and commercial portfolio [...]

By | April 26th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments

Demands of leadership in a digital workplace

The ability to reach unprecedented levels of technological integration and connectivity has transformed business processes, but it has also thrown up interesting challenges for managers. The word usually attached to digital workplaces is “opportunity”. After all, you have created end-to-end data flow, with all the communication, collaboration and control benefits that brings. As well as [...]

By | April 23rd, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments

3 metrics to determine if an executive has the right leadership skills

During your retail executive recruitment, you’re going to need to look at several core skills that the candidates should have. Technical skills are a must, and many recruiters will concentrate on these talents in their recruitment drive. However, technical skills don’t always correspond to soft skills, which are just as important in leadership. Yet measuring [...]

By | April 19th, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments

Debenhams hands control over to lenders

Retail giant Debenhams has today relinquished control of the company over to its lenders as it continues its financial struggles. Just hours before this announcement, the company looked more than likely to fall into administration and this move has just added to the growing mountain of issues that the retailer has undergone since the beginning [...]

By | April 17th, 2019|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Move of the Week: Turning the Page at Ted Baker

The news that Ted Baker has resisted bringing in an outsider to replace Ray Kelvin as chief executive will I’ll sure be met with surprise in many quarters. Instead, the retailer has turned to a long-term deputy, in the shape of Lindsay Page, who as finance director has worked dutifully beside Kelvin for the past [...]

By | April 12th, 2019|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Are a new breed of pop up shops on their way?

Boots pharmacy chain has become the latest retail brand to consider potential UK store closures, following swiftly on the heels of Gap’s plan to close 230 outlets worldwide to “revitalise” its brand. These announcements appear to illustrate the fine line between ambitious growth and over-reaching.  Too far, too fast in the past? It could be [...]

By | April 12th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments

Myers-Briggs Leadership: Which One Are You?

The Myers-Briggs personality scale is still considered one of the most in-depth and accurate determiners of a person’s ability. Whether it is introverted or extroverted, intuitive or sensitive, where you fall on the Myers-Briggs scale can drastically affect your work life and your leadership style. Everyone has a leadership style that directly correlates to their [...]

By | April 10th, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments