It’s important to not only consider the what of retail transformation but also the how. And the ability to think differently is key to innovation and can help to avoid losing pace with the market. Senior retail leader and author, Fiona McDonnell, joins to explore what you can do to think differently and redefine success can lead to genuine transformation.
Listen to this episode of the Retail Transformation Show to discover:
- Why it’s important to think differently.
- The dangers of not thinking for yourself.
- Why we’re misguided by “success” and what to do instead.
Introducing Fiona McDonnell
Fiona McDonnell is a senior retail executive drawing on 30 years in consumer products working with brands like Amazon, Kellogg’s, Kraft, Nike and McCormick as well as with companies like PWC and Forrester.
Recently as a Managing Director at Amazon, Fiona combined commercial retail leadership with her role as executive sponsor for diversity. She is a passionate advocate for diversity and she was appointed the Diversity Leader of the year at the 2019 Tech Leaders Awards. In addition to the day job, Fiona is an active mentor a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Ambassador. Also, she is an Advisory board member for Working Options In Education and DIAL Global (Diverse and Inclusive Aspirational Leaders).
In 2021, Fiona published “Two Mirrors and a Cheetah: Think Differently, Own Your Career & Succeed by Being Yourself”. It’s an easy-to-read, inspirational career development book for individuals and managers alike.
Discover more about Fiona at FionaMcDonnell.com
Or connect with Fiona McDonnell on LinkedIn.
Buy Two Mirrors and a Cheetah from all good book retailers, including Amazon. Also, you’ll find it in Audible as an audiobook.
Additional episodes of the podcast to listen to
Firstly, if you enjoyed this episode, also listen to episode 131: 4 Traits For Great Transformation Leadership. In this episode, Oliver Banks explores a 4-part framework that you can use to ensure you are developing to lead transformation.
And in episode 56: Career Tips For The Changing World Of Retail, four fabulous guests joined to share their career tips. Ian Shepherd, Marguerite Bell, Amber Kelly and Gary Pickering, with each sharing career tips for you to take away and put into practice.
And finally, listen to the two parter with Joe Jackman. So in episode 87: The Reinventionist Mindset (part 1) and episode 88: (part 2) you will explore how to think effectively to successfully take on a reinvention or fundamental transformation.