Retail Leadership with Steve Worthy

Retail Leadership with Steve Worthy

Welcome to Retail Leadership with Steve Worthy, the podcast dedicated to helping retail leaders advance their careers, improve their communication, and understand their corporate culture. Our goal is to bring unique value to each leader by providing solution and execution-oriented content that goes beyond your corporate training and development manual. Each episode is loaded with practical tips and insights that resonate with retail leaders all over the world. With over 25 years of retail leadership experience, your host Steve Worthy is committed to helping leaders accelerate their performance and build high-performing teams. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of the best in the industry!


April 4, 2024 45 mins

In today's episode, titled "HQ vs. Store: Bridging the Divide," we finish our two-part series - Everything Works at HQ!

  • What can HQ learn from stores?
  • Why is developing a common language between HQ and stores crucial for successful communication and relationship-building?
  • What strategies can stores implement to better listen and execute the corporate strategy delivered by HQ?

We're going to explor...

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US vs THEM! 

This battle in retail has been in existence since Retail began. 

US - Stores vs THEM - Home Office. 

Why can’t they see eye to eye? 

What has hindered these two teams from establishing a mutually beneficial and successful relationship?

This two-part series - Everything Works at HQ.  Part one titled “What HQ can learn from Stores”, is a candid exploration of the oft-overlooked wisdom that our stores hold ...

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Pick up your book: The Retail Leader's Roadmap! HERE!

What's up, my friend? You're in for a real treat with this episode featuring Brian. We're going deep into the nitty gritty details of his proven blueprint for accelerating your career growth as a retail leader.

Right off the bat, Brian opens up about the profound influence his father had on instilling that insatiable drive to outwork, outlea...

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Meet Kimberly Lee Minor, a dynamic force in retail leadership with over 25 years of industry experience. She's held pivotal roles in renowned organizations like Footlocker Global, London Fog, and Bath & Body Works. Currently serving as CEO of Bumbershoot, LLC, Kimberly's expertise lies in providing cultural and market insights for inclusive, equitable, and diverse representation across brand, content, product, and cus...

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February 6, 2024 40 mins

Who says you can't be the hero in your own retail leadership journey? I remember the days of feeling overlooked in the bustling world of retail, unsure how to break through the noise. Now, as your guide, I'll take you through the valleys and peaks of leadership in the retail space. This heartfelt session is designed to acknowledge your fears and aspirations as we explore the often ignored yet remarkable adaptability and p...

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Ready to revolutionize your retail leadership skills? Trust us, you don't want to miss this insightful discussion as we uncover seven transformative leadership lessons from the hit TV show, Ted Lasso. We promise that embracing these principles will not only elevate your impact on your team, but will also boost the profitability of your stores, and catapult your retail career to new heights.

What if you could build a s...

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Are you ready to elevate your retail leadership skills to the next level? In today's episode, we're dissecting the crucial elements of successful leadership - time, support, and capacity. 

We'll guide you through five transformative areas to enhance your leadership prowess: amplify your retainability, decode feedback, craft a robust retention blueprint, bolst...

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June 12, 2023 51 mins

You've recently been promoted. You’re a new leader in a new market. Are you really ready for this major change?

Listen in as we discuss the challenges and tips for new leaders in a new market, emphasizing the importance of assessing the market, understanding competition, building relationships, simplifying communication, and creating a positive culture!

Key Highlights:

[01:45] It’s a big deal when you get promoted ...

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June 5, 2023 32 mins

Here’s part two of our episode on Why Retail Leaders Get Promoted. 

We discuss the importance of strategic communication, authority, knowledge, and value articulation in advancing to the position of retail leader. Stay tuned!

Key Highlights:

[03:23] Your communication needs to be strategic.

[05:00] Building authority and knowledge is key to successful retail leadership

[13:35] Who on your team would you take with you when...

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Do you want to know the secret weapon of good leaders? How are they able to lead and guide their whole team to success? The answer lies in understanding their personality. 

In this episode learn more about the Enneagram and how it can help you get to know your team better so you can lead them better. Stay tuned!

Key Highlights:

[00:01] Every good leader has a secret weapon 

[01:44] The best way to lead people is to get to kno...

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Have you ever missed out on a promotion?  Ever wondered why your management hasn't noticed your efforts? Before you jump to conclusions, listen in as we look at the reasons why leaders don't get promoted. You might learn a thing or two!

Key Highlights

[00:01] Getting passed over for a promotion

[02:07] Why many retail workers are looking for new jobs right now

[04:52] Are you ready for the promotion?

[05:33] The...

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April 11, 2023 18 mins

What are you doing in your life right now to leave a lasting legacy? 

As retail leaders, we are often so focused on our daily responsibilities that we fail to consider the long-term impact we may have on others, particularly our team. 

Listen in and learn as we talk about the Law of Legacy!

Key Highlights:

[00:01] How your legacy is being developed and curated daily

[02:05] Do you need to be liked as a leader?


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April 6, 2023 35 mins

Do you know where you want to go with your career? Have you determined which path is best for you and your team? 

As a retail leader, knowing how to navigate your way through your leadership journey is vital. 

Listen in and learn as we talk about the Law of Navigation!

Key Highlights:

[00:01] What’s in it for me?

[01:47] The significance of an Atlast & MapQuest

[05:00] The consequence of using Waze ...

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March 28, 2023 28 mins

As a retail leader, your success is determined by the relationships you cultivate and encircle yourself with. So, how do you ensure that you are surrounded by the right people?

 Let's talk about the Law of Explosive Growth in this episode and learn how to grow, develop, export, and even retain great talent and future leaders from your own team.

Stay tuned!

Key Highlights

[00:01] A leader is only as good as whom they surr...

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March 9, 2023 35 mins

Timing is everything when it comes to leadership success. 

In this episode, we will discuss how to identify the right time for action, how to be proactive instead of reactive, and why patience is a crucial element in timing. 

Don't miss this insightful and practical discussion on how to apply the Law of Timing to your retail leadership strategy. 

Tune in now!

Key Highlights

[00:01] Timing is everything in sports: A l...

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March 9, 2023 43 mins

Have you ever had to make a tough choice that required sacrificing something of value for the greater good of your team or organization? If so, then you won't want to miss the latest episode of the Retail Leadership with Steve Worthy podcast. 

In this episode, we explore The Law of Sacrifice, one of the most important and challenging laws of leadership discussed in John Maxwell's book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership...

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February 21, 2023 30 mins

People frequently confuse busyness for productivity, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. As retail leaders, where we spend our time and how much energy we put into something reveal a lot about us. 

In this episode, let's talk about the Law of Priorities and discover the power of focusing on what's important NOW. You don’t want to miss out on this one!

Key Highlights

[02:15] Understanding the Law of Priorities a...

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February 7, 2023 39 mins

A leadership that lacks momentum is like a parked car: it can't get you where you want to go. Momentum, or the “Big Mo,” is one of the most important elements you need as a retail leader. Without it, it will be hard to set anything in motion. 

So, how do you gain momentum and ensure that you always have enough fuel to propel your team to victory? Listen in as we delve into the Law of Big Mo. 

Key Highlights:

[00:01] Momentum...

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January 31, 2023 34 mins

It's easier to gauge when and how you'll win in sports. Unfortunately, this is not always the case in business. In this episode, let’s dive deep into the idea of victory in the retail business and the importance of winning not just by yourself but as a team. 

If you’re a retail leader seeking strategies to inspire your team toward a unified goal, don’t miss this episode on the Law of Victory. 

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January 24, 2023 38 mins

Do you have difficulty getting your team on board? Isn't it frustrating?  Here’s the thing, maybe your team doesn't buy into your leadership because they haven't bought into you as their leader yet. 

In this episode, let’s talk about the Law of Buy-in and how it can help you develop a team that is not just compliant but is instead committed to you as their retail leader. Stay tuned!

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