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A mistake handled professionally is a great opportunity to learn.

Why it is true: Some mistakes are infinitely more critical than others, but most can be proactively resolved.

Plan of action: Sit down with the offender and ask, “What happened?” Listen carefully and try not to interrupt. Ask open-ended questions. Let the employee recognize the seriousness of the issue and determine a solution to ensure it will never happen again.

Source: Dave Richardson


This article originally appeared in the February 2017 edition of INSTORE.

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The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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Mistakes Aren’t the End of the World

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A mistake handled professionally is a great opportunity to learn.

Why it is true: Some mistakes are infinitely more critical than others, but most can be proactively resolved.

Plan of action: Sit down with the offender and ask, “What happened?” Listen carefully and try not to interrupt. Ask open-ended questions. Let the employee recognize the seriousness of the issue and determine a solution to ensure it will never happen again.

Source: Dave Richardson


This article originally appeared in the February 2017 edition of INSTORE.

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Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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