Personal Development

The New Next Gen
March 11, 2021

Meet the Women Who Have Transitioned Their Careers for Successful Second Acts

Top Execs, Career Coaches, Networking: Women in Retail Leadership Days
March 4, 2021 at 7:26 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Kristina Stidham discuss 2021 Women in Retail Leadership Days, an upcoming virtual event hosted by Total Retail’s sister brand, Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC). This month-long virtual experience is one of a kind, designed specifically for women leaders at top retailers and…

Could 2021 Be the Year You Finally Become Your Own Boss?
January 15, 2021 at 12:03 pm

Perhaps you always dreamed of starting your own business, but the notion failed to evolve beyond dream status because you didn’t have the money or the nerve you felt you needed to pull it off. Maybe — as was the case with many people — 2020 proved disastrous to your career aspirations when the company…

Ron Thurston on Why Retail is More Than a Job, it's a Career
January 13, 2021 at 5:59 pm

In this clip from the December 2020 Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange, Ron Thurston, vice president, stores at INTERMIX and author of "RETAIL PRIDE," shares with moderator Rachel Williamson, chief strategic retail advisor of Running Great Stores, LLC, what advice he gives to people considering a career in retail. Thurston notes that retail is…

How to Be a Successful and Persuasive Communicator While Working Remotely
April 17, 2020 at 5:52 pm

As social distancing becomes the new normal throughout the U.S. and the world, professionals across industries are making drastic and immediate changes to their work and presentation styles. With the quick shift to working from home, business leaders, lawyers, and sales and marketing teams are navigating new terrain — figuring out how to effectively communicate…

The 50 Best Retail Tips of 2018 Are Here!
January 9, 2019 at 1:11 pm

Total Retail is excited to present to you its 50 Best Retail Tips of 2018! For the past several years, the Total Retail editorial team has spent time in the fourth quarter poring over the work of our expert contributors to identify the 50 very best tips of the year, and 2018 was no exception. We…

How to Deal With Professional Heartbreak
August 15, 2018 at 12:26 pm

We’ve all experienced disaster in the workplace. If you haven’t yet, you’re bound to experience professional heartbreak at some point. It happens in every career. Some of it is out of your control, some of it is due to your own actions. I spent months trying to get over my bad review, and it affected me far too long (I can now say looking back).

Gender Influences Retail Execs’ Views on Compensation Fairness
July 31, 2018 at 12:12 pm

When asked in a recent survey to choose the answer that most closely aligned with how fairly they believed they are compensated from a market-level perspective, more than one-third of female retail executives chose either "not so fairly" or "not at all fairly." That compares to just 21 percent of male respondents who chose those same…

Report: Retail Professionals’ Salaries Increase With Age
July 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm

Well, at least there are some things that get better with age (besides wine). According to Total Retail's 2018 Salary Benchmark Report, retail professionals who are 65 years or older have the highest annual base salary. The report was based on an online survey sent to Total Retail's audience earlier this year. When evaluating retail…