Thursday 9/6/16LIFE TIP
No doubt the current climate (both economic and unseasonal weather) can be a challenging and difficult one for many Retailers, particularly clothing retailers.
The last 3 days, I had the pleasure of working with the Leadership Team of Asia Pacific for Brooks Brothers www.brooksbrothers.com.au and have walked away super impressed in the ownership they have in the direction and approach they are taking.
I am a big believer that a combination of Leadership x Culture = Performance. What I witnessed over the last 3 days was a Leadership Team prepared to totally own their outcomes. Not once did I hear any person look outward for an excuse for a sales performance.
I saw first hand Leaders who looked inward to themselves and the work practices they could influence, who vulnerably opened their performance up to be reviewed by their peers, and who willingly challenged their current practices including how they engaged their staff as they looked for ways to excel in these challenging times.
I had not heard of Brooks Brothers 2 years ago, but am fairly confident that this is a retailer that we will be hearing of much more in the future. Very impressive Leaders.