Over 30 years of retail management in the shoe industry. Had much experience in daily training, developing and implementing sales, marketing and human resource issues. Well acquainted with inter-relationship between upper and lower management. In addition, as a field middle manager my duties entailed negotiations with Mega Mall management: Minneapolis, Detroit and Indianapolis.
Keywords to a successful business career = People, profits, performance. Find the right people, profits and performance will not be far behind.
Keywords to training = management, mentoring and magic. It takes a little magic and a lot of work to prepare a diverse workforce to pull together as a team. Do not micro manage, as in all things with people, let them do most of the talking They will be surprised "I knew that'
Power, prestige product Be careful with power; work along side your subordinate; know your product.
My Education: the school of hard knocks. High blood pressure, heart failure, five way bi-pass and a broken neck. I am still pushing hard. Some of you will find that even when it comes time, retirement is a more difficult proposition that working.