A “test and fail” mindset says: “I’m willing to fall a few times along this journey in order to pick myself up, learn on the fly, and ultimately reach the goal.”
Preparation is critical when bringing a product to market or introducing it to a retailer—especially considering that most new products fail.
In today’s fast-paced and often remote workplace, the question typically asked is whether or not brainstorming is still an effective approach to ideation and innovation. What do you see as the benefits and drawbacks of electronic versus in-person brainstorming?
With today’s shoppers interacting with retailers on their phones, through social media, websites and countless other modes, “unboxed retail” has created a dilemma for many retail formats anchored on street corners across America. What factors have become more important in guiding retail success amid increasingly “wherever, whenever, however” shopping behavior?
Paraphrasing from John Maxwell’s leadership mantras, valuing people is foundational to changing your company, your community and the world. What traits are common to successful companies with missions to help their employees thrive?
Dave Wendland’s journey to gaining recognition as a thought leader did not begin by accident, nor did it occur overnight. What advice would you have for someone seeking to establish themselves as a thought leader within the retail industry?
A primary way to accelerate decision-making, rethink strategies and drive transformation is to move out of your comfort zones. What tips would you have for moving beyond your comfort zone to embrace new ideas?
Although change for change’s sake is seldom a good course of action, a well-executed brand refresh could be just what the doctor ordered — if the underlying rationale justifies such measures. What do you consider the right and the wrong reasons to undergo a brand update?
Authenticity in leadership is judged by how you behave, how you communicate and how you serve your stakeholders and customers. What traits define authenticity in leadership?
Last year, many companies struggled to implement tactics to build resilience into their organizations to survive short-term perils, without losing sight of long-term strategies for an unknown future state. What tips would you have for businesses for building resilience in uncertain times?