Not true. PetSmart makes more money when they have great leadera in the right positions. Hindsight is sometimes 20-20. There were times when I thought that i was ready for the next position and probably wasn't. Lucky I had great managers who held me back and worked with me on my opportunities. This has helped me to avoid some of the pitfalls that people moved forward too quickly ran into. (And often allowed me to move more quickly into higher positions
Here are some suggestions. Id reccommend taking them and running with them if you want to move up
1. Learn to work in other areas of the store. Work hard and have a great attitude about it when you do. Also ask lota of questions so you do things right.. It is easy to be short-sited in petcare. Volunteer for some overnighys and early mornings.. the hustle when you are doing it. Be the first to the register when backup is needed . Ask to cross-train in bathing so you can help them out when need be. Save lives by learning more about and selling train I ng. Help the adoption groups. Use CARE with all associates and pwt parents
2. Talk to your manager about setting you up with an Individual development plan...and montly one on ones.
3. Own your own growth. Learn and live by the success factors (if you dont know them...ask a manager for a copy..infact ask for the hourly manager success factores worksheet if you want to be a leader.) Know and relate things back to the critical and practice the COACH model (you should ask about these too if you dont know them
4. Ask managersand peers (especially those you are uncofortable with!) For direct feedback about what you can do differently. Most impotiantly dont get defensice and be receptive when they give it.
5. Read leadership books. My favorites are Fish! And Whale Done!