Thursday, October 04, 2007

Me and My Gang

Let's face it, we all need a "posse".

That group of folks that we can knock an idea around with, talk to about our challenges, and call upon any time anyone has something to celebrate.

I just returned from the annual meeting of the NACS Retail Edge Committee (formerly the General Merchandise Committee). And what a wonderful experience!

Spending two days with some of the most creative, talented, and passionate retailers from our industry was a fun as it was exhausting. The idea exchange was endless. The solution sharing was inspirational. And the time away from the day-to-day was priceless.

It reminded me how important it is for us all to maintain a professional network. A posse!
  • When did you last take time away from the day-to-day to reconnect?
  • What small win have you experienced that you really should share with your industry friends?
  • What little challenge has got a burr in your saddle? Give someone a shout!

Many stores are just now coming out of one of the busiest times of the year. Take a few minutes and reconnect with a few of your industry buddies.

Everyone needs a posse.

Tony Ellis, CAE

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