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Contribution from Subject Matter Experts (SME), Fashion & Retail, Human Capital, Leadership, Minimising Risk

Fashion United or Should I say Fashion vs United Airlines

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On April 9th, a United Airlines customer on a flight from Chicago to Louisville was dragged out of the plane due to seats that needed to be given to crew members awaited in Louisville the next day. It was done by security personnel in such a violent way that the customer had blood on his face and the videos of the incident were all over the internet. Even though it does not take away the responsibility from United Airlines, the flight the customer was boarding was a United Express flight run by Republic Airlines. When there is an overbooking (and/or possibly the need to find a seat for a crew member), the airlines have the duty to offer compensation which we understand can go up to $1350 however only $800 was offered to the customer (according to sources via CNN). United Airlines CEO, Oscar Munoz,  has won the PRWeek “Communicator…

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Fashion: The Art and Science of Buying

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In light of what is happening on the High Street in the UK with BHS, it is important to re-emphasise that we are having a key retail asset which is often not taken care of. At BHS Limited from 2010 to 2014, sales went down 15% and stock went up 50%. Is that normal? What is the issue faced by many retailers from large chain stores to independent retailers: Buying! As you are placing orders for the SS or AW season, you must be having the following 2 questions in mind: How can I make this buying process easier? How can I maximise my profits on the stock I am buying – which is my number 1 asset? Let’s focus on 2 key elements which will help you put more £ / € or $ in your pocket. Guaranteed! You have the art of buying and you know what to…

Leadership

The cancer of Management

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Today with Jack, as corporate advisors, we have met and dealt with hundreds if not thousands of managers at all levels of the organisation over a total of 60 years between us. When we reflect on them and their performance, and despite their general desire to perform well for their employer (and its shareholders), we can’t help but hold an uncharitable view of the management community. 1. It is the rare manager indeed, who will welcome attitudes and opinions that flag dangers to the organisations. By implications, those negative opinions might create a perception of that manager as lacking skills because they should have identified and dealt with the issue or danger themselves. It is a threat to the manager and will in most cases be rejected by the manager. Consultants who ‘tell it how it is’ experience this all the time. The consultant or advisor might be blamed for not…