Innovative Retail Technologies

MAR-APR 2017

Innovative Retail Technologies (formerly Integrated Solutions For Retailers) is the premier source for innovative yet pragmatic technology solutions in the retail industry.

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Up Front Good Reads: Leadership Inspiration For 2017 Looking for a few good books to improve your business and inspire you to do better? Our latest book recommendations are chock-full of actionable information for just about everyone in the retail organization. The Obstacle Is The Way The Timeless Art Of Turning Trials Into Triumph by Ryan Holiday © 2014 You're always fighting uphill. Get used to it, and train accordingly. Built To Sell Creating A Business That Can Thrive Without You by John Warrillow © 2010 If you want to be a sellable, product-oriented business, you need to use the language of one. Change words like "clients" to "customers" and "firm" to "business." Rid your website and customer-facing communications of any references that reveal you used to be a generic service business. Crucial Conversations Tools For Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler Second Edition © 2012 The Pool of Shared Meaning • People who are skilled at dialogue do their best to make it safe for everyone to add their meaning to the shared pool. • They don't agree with every idea; they simply do their best to ensure that all ideas find their way into the open. • The Pool of Shared Meaning is of the birthplace of synergy. Roadside MBA Back Road Lessons For Entrepreneurs, Executives, And Small Business Owners by Michael Mazzeo, Paul Oyer, and Scott Schaefer © 2014 He knows that the strategy he's developed is just another temporary solution until the next technological sea change. Many Parts, One Body Healthier Leaders, Healthier Teams, A Healthier You by Rubi Ho © 2014 Unless you work in a cave, you cannot separate yourself from the organizational health of your company. You can either become part of the movement to make it better, or you can be subject to the conditions of it. 5 Mar-Apr 2017

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