Improving Your Analytical Skills
Good analytical skills are critical in the workplace as they will help you solve complex issues, make rational decisions, and execute well-organized projects. Common analytical skills include troubleshooting, budgeting, data analysis, metrics and communication. Sharpening these skills can help position you as a leader and assist with your advancement up the career ladder. If you think your analytical skills need some improvement, here are 6 strategies to put into practice:
6 Steps for Refining Your Negotiation Skills
Negotiations are part of our everyday work and personal life whether we realize it or not. From negotiating our salary or work accountabilities with our employer to finding common ground regarding the division of household chores at home. To get what you want and need, it’s important to refine your negotiation skills. Here are 6 steps to get you started:
Improving Your Delegation Skills
As a retail dietitian you may often feel overextended, but may you also think you need to hang on to all of your projects to “protect” your work. Unfortunately, this instinct ultimately weakens our impact and may not allow others to grow. To help maximize your productivity and increase your potential as a leader it’s important to hone your delegation skills. Here are 6 strategies to get you started:
Looking to Hone Your Media Skills?
Leveraging media can be an effective tool in the retail RD skill set. Consider that media segments enhance your company’s health and wellness brand and community relations, are an effective way to gain visibility with shoppers in your key market and can successfully market RD programs and services. “Media segments generate awareness with a population not necessarily shopping your stores and create loyalty with existing shoppers,” says Kerry Clifford, MS, RD, LDN, retail dietitian with Fresh Thyme.
Managing Your Own Career
The work world has certainly changed over the years and the typical employee no longer retires with a secure pension from the same company they started with years before. Individuals now need to take responsibility for their job security and manage their own career path. The good news is, there is a spectrum of work possibilities for retail dietitians if you recognize potential opportunities to learn and grow in your role. Here are seven steps for managing your career with confidence.
Not All Buying Roles Created Equal
Just when retail dietitians get a handle on the buyer role, they realize that not all buyer roles are the same. In fact, there are distinct difference between the roles based on the category of the store. “It’s essential for dietitians to establish in-roads to the buying teams,” says Stephanie Schultz, MSM, RDN, CD and Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications at Skogen’s Festival Foods. “Identify a colleague who can point you in the right direction and help you navigate the differences.”
Giving and Receiving Feedback
By avoiding difficult conversations we could actually be missing out. The ability to give and receive feedback is an essential skill that can open up opportunities for growth not only at work but in life. Here are some tips for ensuring that giving and receiving feedback is a positive and valued experience:
Metrics That Matter
One of the biggest challenges of a retail dietitian is to successfully communicate how their role has a positive impact on the business. It helps to start by having a value driven mindset. Envision your work as a business need not just a nice service - and your business is to have a positive impact on the business! Consider the following questions: