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ORC - The Great
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Millie Kresevich, John Matas and Scott Sanford




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Kevin Colman



Building an Analytics Program
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Tom Litchford and Bob Moraca

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Thomas Price was named Sr. Manager of Operations for National Stores, Inc.
Thomas was previously a Regional Loss Prevention Manager and District Loss Prevention Manager at National Stores, Inc. He was also DC Loss Prevention Manager within the same organization from 2012 to 2014. Prior to that, Thomas was a Loss Prevention & Safety Manager at Sears and Loss Prevention Manager at Brookstone. He earned his Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security from the University of Phoenix. Congratulations, Thomas!
 

 




Free One-Day Workshop for Restaurants June 2 - RLPSA CONNECT


RLPSA CONNECT is a one-day power workshop on June 2nd for LP, Security & Safety teams focused on crime activity against Quick Service Restaurants (QSR), casual dining restaurants and other food service providers. 

Attend RLPSA's FREE one-day workshop June 2 using this code: RLPSAdaily. Check out the list of speakers and value-packed agenda covering labor, crime, terrorism and more here: http://www.rlpsaannualconference.com/rlpsa-connect/
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LexisNexis 2016 True Cost of Fraud
Volume of Fraud Up Sharply

Our annual LexisNexis True Cost of Fraud study offers important insights into the profound effects of fraud on merchants, consumers and financial institutions. It establishes the actual cost of fraud as witnessed by merchants and provides key findings and specific recommendations for the industry.
 
The study includes a survey of over 1,000 risk and fraud executives in ecommerce and multichannel retail organizations, and details current trends in retail fraud and the effects these have on the ability of merchants of all sizes to prevent and catch fraudulent transactions.

A central feature of the report, the LexisNexis Fraud Multiplier, estimates the total amount of loss a merchant incurs, based on the actual dollar value of a fraudulent transaction. This year, every dollar of fraud cost merchants $2.40, up from $2.23 a year ago, according to the Fraud Multiplier tool. Also, the report finds that the volume of fraud has risen sharply in the last year-from a monthly average of 156 to 206 successful fraudulent transactions, and from 177 to 236 prevented fraudulent transactions-while the level of fraud as a percentage of revenues has also inched upward from 1.32 percent to 1.47 percent. Download the study here. lexisnexis.com

AutoZone's $5.7M Deal In Illegal Credit Check Suit Gets Tentative OK
A California federal judge on Monday tentatively approved AutoZone's agreement to pay $5.7 million to end claims the company illegally ran credit checks on 200,000 prospective employees.

The deal, which would see the auto parts retailer pay out $20 in cash or $40 in gift cards to class members to resolve allegations that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act in running background checks on potential hires.

The retailer was violating the law by failing to disclose to potential hires, in a separate document, that it was running the checks, instead embedding its pre-authorization form as a window within a multi-page online employment application chock full of other information, according to the complaint.

Monday's ruling came just days after AutoZone urged a different California federal judge to decertify another large class of workers represented by Capstone Law in a suit filed by workers alleging they were regularly denied breaks, arguing their alleged experiences are too varied and that there are no records showing whether the class members did or did not take breaks.  law360.com

GMA, Battelle Launch Tool To Fight Food Fraud
To help combat food fraud in products, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and Battelle, a research and development firm, have partnered to provide EMAlert, a secure and intuitive web-based software tool that allows food manufacturers to rapidly analyze and understand their individual, company-specific vulnerabilities in the manufacturing process.

Some reports estimate that food fraud costs the world economy $49 billion annually, and it has been estimated that about 10 percent of the food we buy is likely adulterated.

EMAlert also provides manufacturers with a resource to assist with meeting the requirements of the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Human Food rule.

Compliance dates for some businesses begin in September 2016 and require covered facilities to establish and implement a food safety system that includes an evaluation of hazards that may be introduced for economic gain. theshelbyreport.com
 
New York Attorney General Accuses Domino's of Wage Theft in Lawsuit
NY AG focused on franchisees now

The system, as outlined in a lawsuit filed by the New York State attorney general, was as simple as it was flawed. A pizza is ordered from Domino's. A pizza is made. A pizza is delivered. The workers who assembled and delivered the pie clock their hours on a computer system, and those workers are then paid.

But for years, according to the lawsuit against the corporate franchiser that owns Domino's Pizza, the computer system used by franchises across the state systematically undercounted hours worked by employees, shortchanging them hundreds of thousands of dollars.

This one directly targets the corporate franchiser. If the state wins, Mr. Schneiderman hopes the case sets a precedent that makes it harder for corporations that run franchise businesses to avoid responsibility for the actions taken by the stores under their corporate umbrella.

Across the country, lawsuits involving wage theft have been on the rise. Broadly defined, wage theft involves employers violating minimum-wage and overtime laws and not counting work hours, and management wrongfully taking employees' tips.

But the new case being brought by Mr. Schneiderman seeks to hold the corporate franchiser, Domino's Pizza L.L.C., responsible. It accuses the company of forcing franchisees to use a computer accounting system even though it was aware it was flawed.

In a statement, Domino's defended its conduct, saying that it had worked with the attorney general's office for more than three years and calling the lawsuit baseless.  nytimes.com

Bratton's "precision-policing" plan may need sharpening
Earlier this month he described his "precision policing" approach as "fewer arrests for minor offenses-'broken windows' types of offenses-while at the same time more significant numbers of arrests for the serious crimes that we're focusing on." Collars for major crimes are up, he said.

Yet, clearly, the commissioner knows that the public cares as much about quality-of-life infractions, which may explain why Bratton last week presided over a ceremonial crushing of dozens of illegal dirt bikes, calling their riders "nitwits and knuckleheads." He has also cracked down on scammers who sell tourists fake ferry tickets to the Statue of Liberty, and has put subway acrobats on notice.

The trick for the commissioner and his boss, Mayor Bill de Blasio, will be to avoid alienating the mayor's African-American voter base by repeating the mistakes of stop-and-frisk, which created a political maelstrom during the Bloomberg administration for its profiling of young men of color.

While he's calling it precision policing, his scalpel may need to be more finely tuned in order to avoid people who don't deserve to be in the [criminal justice] system," said John Jay College professor Delores Jones-Brown.  crainsnewyork.com


Officials: Hurricane Season Coming, Get Ready Now
This year's season, from June 1 through Nov. 30, could be more active than those the past couple of years. That was the message federal, state and local emergency planners delivered last week during Hurricane Preparedness Week.

Hurricane researchers predict this year's tropical storm season could generate a dozen named storms, five hurricanes and two major hurricanes in the Atlantic basin, close to the historic average.  emergencymgmt.com

PetSmart Selling Knockoffs, Multiple-Pet Leash Maker Says
Double Doggie LLC on Saturday hit PetSmart Inc. with an infringement suit in North Carolina federal court, claiming the pet store chain is selling knockoff versions of its patented double leash design.  law360.com

North Carolina Finds three skimming devices in month long state wide sweep
Inspectors visited 972 stations in 12 counties and checked 8,567 dispensers.  Inspectors say three skimming devices were found, including two in Mecklenburg County and one in Nash County. twcnews.com

Meet the next generation of store associate
MasterCard is unveiling the first commerce applications for "Pepper," a new humanoid robot from Softbank Robotics. The app will be powered by the MasterCard MasterPass digital payment service. Pizza Hut Restaurants Asia P/L will be the inaugural launch partner, with an in-store pilot expected by the end of 2016, but it stands to reason Pepper will make his way to North America if Asian consumer response is positive.

Pizza Hut Asia will be piloting Pepper for order-taking and personalized service. A consumer will be able to initiate an engagement by greeting Pepper and pairing the consumer's MasterPass account by either tapping the Pepper icon within the wallet or by scanning a QR code on the tablet that the robot holds.

Within the U.S., Lowe's has been running a robotic pilot at its Orchard Supply Hardware subsidiary. Robots assist customers in finding specific products and obtaining real-time information on promotions and inventory levels. They also remotely connect with expert employees to answer project questions.

It is too early to say for sure exactly how robotic associates will fit into the store of the future, or whether they will mostly or totally displace human workers. But it is nearly certain that a customer visiting a store in 2026 will interact with fewer people and more machines than they do in 2016.  chainstoreage.com

Barington Capital Initiates Proxy Fight at Chico's
Wants "substantial corporate overhead" reduced


Fresh Market reaches $5M settlement in OT pay dispute with department managers

Meijer opens two of 9 stores planned for 2016


Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Kirkland's Q1 comp's up 0.5%, sales up 9.8%
Best Buy Q1 enterprise comp's down 0.1%, online up 23.9%, domestic sales down 0.8%, international sales down 8.1%
DSW Inc. Q1 comp's down 1.6%, sales up 3.9%

 

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What's Your Cybersecurity Plan?
With the hacktivist group Anonymous planning a cyber attack on global financial systems, now's the time to revisit your cybersecurity strategy.

Hacktivist group Anonymous posted a YouTube video statement that it was embarking on a 30-day cyberattack called "Operation Icarus," in which it would target numerous financial organizations. "We will be holding down PayPal, MasterCard, VISA, NASDAQ, Bank for International Settlements, all central banks, IMF, London Stock Exchange, and every major banking system," according to a spokesperson for the group. Read more cfo.com

Electronic Payments Coalition Responds to Walmart's PIN Requirement Law Suit
"Walmart's Focus on PIN in Card Debate Is Misguided"

There is an old saying by Mark Twain, "Never let the truth stand in the way of a good story, unless you can't think of anything better." Recently, Walmart filed a lawsuit against Visa complaining the company won't let it require PINs on transactions made with chip-enabled debit cards.

"PIN is the only truly secure form of cardholder verification in the marketplace today, and it offers superior security to our customers," Walmart said in a statement. "This suit is about protecting our customers' bank accounts when they use their debit cards at Walmart."

Of course, we all agree that customers should have the safest electronic transaction experience possible. However, a PIN mandate will not prevent online or mobile fraud. If a PIN is stolen from a retailer's system, it is possible that a criminal could access the customer's entire account and commit fraud.  americanbanker.com

Orgs Turn Blind Eye to Risky Employee Behavior
55% Experience Security Incident Due to Employees

While employee-related security risks are the No.1 concern for security professionals, organizations are not taking adequate steps to prevent negligent employee behavior.

That's the word from a study by Experian Data Breach Resolution and Ponemon Institute, Managing Insider Risk Through Training & Culture, which found that the concern is well-founded: More than half (55%) of companies surveyed have already experienced a security incident due to a malicious or negligent employee.

Alarmingly, a full 60% of companies surveyed believe that their employees are not knowledgeable or have no knowledge of the company's security risks-despite investment in employee training (and other efforts to reduce careless behavior in the handling of sensitive and confidential information.

Additionally, the study showed a lack of concern by C-suite executives. Only 35% of respondents said that senior management sees it as a priority that employees are knowledgeable about how data security risks affect their organization. This illustrates a clear gap between companies' awareness of the issues caused by employee negligence and their actions. infosecurity-magazine.com

Just 22% of IT Leaders Think Their Org is 'Very Well Prepared'
to Deal with Cyber-attacks

As little as one in five (22%) IT leaders believe their organization is 'very well prepared' to identify and respond to cyber attacks, according to new research by Harvey Nash and KPMG.

The report also revealed substantial concerns about a lack of skills among employees, with 65% of respondents saying skills shortages are preventing them from keeping up with the pace of change in technology.

Lastly, in terms of the cloud, the research discovered over a third of respondents are looking to significantly invest in cloud services this year, but almost half report data loss and privacy risks as the biggest challenge when it comes to adopting cloud technology. infosecurity-magazine.com

Breach Victims Say B&N Wrong On Spokeo's Impact
A proposed group of book buyers who claim harm from a Barnes & Noble Inc. data breach told an Illinois federal judge Friday the retailer wrongly concludes the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Spokeo decision supports dismissal for lack of concrete injury, saying the ruling actually cuts the other way. law360.com

Security Remains Prime Barrier to Cloud Adoption
These fears are led by general security concerns (53%, up from 45% in last year's survey), legal and regulatory compliance concerns (42%, up from 29%), and data loss and leakage risks (40%). The rise in specific concerns about compliance and integration suggests that companies are moving from theoretical exploration of cloud models to actual implementation.

The report also found that unauthorized access through misuse of employee credentials and improper access controls is the single biggest threat (53%) to cloud security. infosecurity-magazine.com

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With the needs of retail business constantly changing, the demand to keep on top of technology, and management burdened with finding the right tools to make their team more productive, LP Software is here to help. LP Software not only provides the software tools that make your department more efficient, but they make each implementation a personalized service.

Josh Hopeman, a Nebraska native, is our Implementation Specialist with LP Software. Josh joined the team about a year ago and brought his industry knowledge and experience in Loss Prevention, Investigations, Auditing, & OSHA/Accident Reporting. In addition, Josh had familiarity of the LP Software product suites- LPMS, CAMS & ERMS.

When we on-board a new client, the process can seem daunting at first. Josh however, starts by introducing the entire team to his comprehensive project plan by walking the team through an overview of the project. He talks to each stakeholder about their roles and responsibilities to align everyone to the end goal. Josh helps make sure that the clients receive all the training they need on how to use the software and is able to consult with the client on industry best practices. He then sets up weekly status meetings to make sure everything stays on track.

"Having worked for major retailers, both in the field and at corporate, it has provided for a wealth of experience that is invaluable during implementations. The greatest part of what I do is seeing clients begin to fully realize the dynamic impact our software brings to their organization once in production, give me a call today to learn how I can help." - Josh Hopeman, Implementation Specialist, LP Software

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Kris Doane, Director of Product Development, shares how CONTROLTEK's solutions not only help retailers address problems like ORC but also Stock-on-Hand issues, which costs retailers $1.1 trillion per year, according to a recent Calibration Group whitepaper
 


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Bot attacks hit record high of 311 million in just 90 days
Although around for some time, botnet attacks have become more complex, sophisticated and harder to predict than ever before. In many cases, they are mirroring the activity of normal consumers transacting online - be that banking or online shopping.

This is making it increasingly difficult for businesses to distinguish between real customers and cybercriminals, and leading to millions, if not billions, of pounds of lost business in the UK. The UK, alongside Germany and the US, remains one of the most attacked nations in the world.

How are these armies created? When fraudsters get a new list of user credentials from the dark web, they launch a series of massive credential testing sessions that cause huge transaction spikes over a couple of days. Once a successful hit is made, those curated lists of known password and login combinations are taken to other sites to launch slower velocity attacks, which are harder to detect. A staggering 264 million attacks were detected specifically across e-commerce merchants in this last quarter alone, putting online shoppers and retailers hugely at risk of a serious breach. information-age.com

MasterCard 'Simplifies' SMB Fraud Prevention
Today, MasterCard launched Simplify Controls, a fraud prevention tool that will help SMB owners control, prevent and monitor eCommerce transactions in real time. Simplify Controls allows SMBs to have real-time access to important transaction data wherever they may be, via a mobile app and dashboard. That dashboard, as the name implies, allows the merchant to customize their fraud settings, including transaction size, country of origin and repeat transactions. That means that merchants can set up the system to auto-decline transactions that match their risk profile or manually decide based on criteria that they establish in advance. pymnts.com

Stage Stores will roll out buy online, ship to store later this year

Online sales for apparel retailer The Buckle slide nearly 3% in Q1

Best Buy's domestic online sales grow nearly 24% in Q1

Lowe's grows by 23.5% online in Q1

Urban Outfitters spends more to attract customers online and in stores

 

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Two Cuban Nationals plead guilty to Burglary of Outlet Stores in 6 States; $500,000 of merchandise stolen from Fossil, Movoda, Michael Kors
U.S. Attorney for the District of CT and FBI today announced Alionis Perez, 40, a citizen of Cuba last residing in NJ, and Yoandrys Cue, 30, a citizen of Cuba last residing in FL, have pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to engaging in a conspiracy to burglarize outlet stores in six states between Aug and Nov 2013. Perez also pleaded guilty to engaging in a separate conspiracy to burglarize stores in KS and TN in Aug 2014. Cue pleaded guilty on May 20, 2016, and Perez pleaded guilty on Monday. masslive.com

Allentown, PA: Former Olympus employee waives hearing
on $336K Camera theft

Richard Sasserath gave up his right to a preliminary hearing Monday on charges he stole and sold $336,000 worth of cameras that he was supposed to give away as promotional gifts. In December 2014 a member of the Olympus Internal Audit team discovered an ongoing theft of camera equipment. Authorities said Sasserath admitted to police that from 2011 to 2014, he took camera equipment without authorization and sold it online. mcall.com

Boca Raton, FL: Macy's employee defrauds store of $70K to impress girlfriend
Boca police arrested Joe Gerard Dieudonne, 55, of Fort Lauderdale, Friday night on charges of grand theft and organized fraud. Dieudonne conducted a return in the amount of $614.67 for a customer who only had $164.10 worth of merchandise, police said. After being questioned by store security officers, Dieudonne allegedly admitted to giving merchandise to his girlfriend of seven months. He pretended to scan merchandise and allowed his girlfriend to leave without paying, police said. Dieudonne also processed receipts from previous purchases, placing money on the woman's credit cards and he issued fraudulent gift cards and cash purchases, police said. In all, he allegedly gave his girlfriend about $54,000 worth of merchandise and conducted fraudulent returns in the amount of $15,863.29, police said. The report does not indicate whether Dieudonne's girlfriend will face any charges. palmbeachpost.com



Mechanicsburg, PA: Three sought in $2K Baby Formula theft from Walmart
Township police said a woman and two men entered the store around 11 a.m. Friday and filled two shopping carts with merchandise, including the formula, and walked out without paying. abc27.com



Chesapeake, VA: Police searching for serial Convenience store shoplifter; hit at least 9 times
Police say that between March 21 and April 20, the unknown man is suspected of shoplifting at least nine times, totaling over $1,000 at various convenience stores in the areas of Deep Creek and Western Branch. wavy.com



Morgan Hill, CA: Police seek a Target Shoplifter connected to 3 thefts this month
Although police can't say for sure, the same man may be responsible in three different incidents this month. The latest case happened shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday when the man went into the store in Morgan Hill. He cut off tags on electronic items before placing them into a bag. Morgan Hill police confronted the man outside the store, but he fled on foot. A man matching the general description also stole from the same Target store at the Gilroy Crossing Shopping Center on May 11 and May 14. During his second visit, he stole $1,300 worth of electronics. ktvu.com

 

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Shootings & Deaths

Clayton County, GA: Distribution Center employee shot and killed
by co-worker

Clayton County Police Lt. Frank Thomas said two employees of XPO Logistics on South Lake Parkway got into an argument inside the business just before 1 p.m. about who was in charge. That dispute led outside where one employee shot the other in a roadway, Thomas said. The injured employee later died. Police say the shooter is 37-year-old Antwan Latrell Thomas of Riverdale, Ga. While Thomas is not yet in custody, authorities say that "warrants had been obtained and we expect to locate him later today." 11alive.com

Knoxville, TN: Investigation into a Shooting at O'Reilly Auto Parts
The shooting occurred about 6:15 p.m. at the signalized intersection of Western Avenue and Pleasant Ridge Road. Two cars were at the light when people inside each began firing at each other, according to employees. A bullet pierced the nearby store's front window and entered the store. Knoxville Police Department investigators went to the scene and recovered evidence. No injuries were reported. wbir.com


Robberies & Thefts


Prairieville, LA: Police arrest woman accused of pepper spraying store employee while shoplifting
A woman accused of pepper spraying a Wal-Mart employee after stealing alcohol from the store is in custody. Deputies said the suspect stole $220 worth of alcohol from Wal-Mart. As an employee tried to stop her, the suspect pepper sprayed the lobby/ store exit area as she fled. ksla.com


Pittsburgh, PA: Woman wanted for theft and Assault on an Ulta manager and customer
The Ross Police Department is searching for two people it said were involved in retail thefts and assaults. Police said Corren Dolores Holman, 27, of Oakdale, assaulted a customer who tried to help an Ulta manager detain her on May 13. She is being charged with retail theft and simple assault. Ulta surveillance video shows three employees running for the doors, trying to stop a suspected shoplifter. Holman is seen wearing sunglasses and carrying a large blue bag. A male employee wrestles the bag from her hands, but is shown fighting hard to get away. Holman then hits a female employee with her shoe, allowing her to get away. wpxi.com

Spring, TX: Walmart Manager injured during a $30,000 Armed Robbery
On Monday at 9:00pm, Harris County Sheriff's Deputies were told that two men were parked in a van outside the store's exits and waited for the manager to do the regular cash pickup at each of the registers. When the manager got to the last register, the men put on masks and rushed into the store. The robbers pistol whipped the manager, injuring him or her, and then took about $30,000 to $35,000 in cash. The suspects fled in the van. The manager was taken to the hospital in stable condition. khou.com

Melbourne, AU: Robbers make off with Prada and Gucci designer handbags

Robbers have targeted two luxury fashion stores in the Australian city of Melbourne, making off with thousands of dollars' worth of designer handbags. The thieves used sledgehammers to break into Prada and Gucci stores based in Melbourne's famous shopping district of Collins Street around 2.15am today. Investigators have suggested four men were involved in the smash and grab, and used a crowbar to pry open the stores' protective roller doors. abc.net.au


Kansas City, MO: Police Arrest 6 in Boost Mobile Armed Robbery/ Police Chase

Six Tennessee Walmarts hit with fake bill scams

Montana: Roof Top Burglars get away with $12k in medical marijuana

Lancaster County, PA: Young woman wanted for attempting to steal $287 in Wigs from Walmart

Jackson, MS: DOJ to investigate Police Chase policy, threat to Public Safety; Walmart LP assaulted, Police car rammed by fleeing suspect


Counterfeit Goods

Glasgow, Scotland: Operation Salang nets 100 Arrested and $40 Million in Counterfeit Goods
Police have seized more than $40 M of fake goods during a three-year crackdown in Glasgow's Barras market. Exactly 100 arrests were made during the course of the operation, which led to the seizure of counterfeit clothing, shoes, bags, electronics, jewelry and tobacco, all labeled as designer gear. heraldscotland.com


Credit Card/ID Theft

Fordham Hts., NY: Medical Center ID Thief pleads guilty to 12,000 documents stolen from patients; $50,000 spending spree at Barney's
The head of an identity theft ring that used information stolen from 12,000 Montefiore Medical Center patients pleaded guilty to the scam Monday. Fernando Salazar, 28, the crew's ringleader, admitted he stole at least $50,000 worth of items from Barneys using stolen financial information of 250 of the patients he allegedly got from an ex-employee of the hospital, who was also charged. Salazar will get 3½ to seven years behind bars in exchange for his plea to grand larceny and unlawful possession of personal information. nydailynews.com

Washington, DC: National Guardsmen indicted in credit card fraud scheme
Five members of the District of Columbia National Guard used the online currency Bitcoin to buy stolen credit card information and make big purchases at stores on military bases, federal prosecutors said Monday. Between 2014 and 2015 the men conspired to use Bitcoins to buy stolen credit card information from online brokers, prosecutors said. They then encoded that stolen data into credit cards which they used to buy XBoxes, Playstations and gift cards at Army and Air Force Exchange Service stores on bases in Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina. baltimoresun.com





Altitude Pawn - Colorado Springs, CO - Armed Robbery
Boost Mobile - Kansas City, MO- Armed Robbery
Casey's General - Salina, KS - Robbery
Casey's General - Joplin, MO - Armed Robbery
C&D - Manchester, NH - Armed Robbery
Champlain Farms - Waterbury, VT - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Lake Worth, FL - Robbery
Gas Trip - Joplin, MO - Armed Robbery
Imbert and Smithers Gun -San Carlos, CA - Burglary
J&D 4 Way - Cullman County, AL - Armed Robbery
Jefferson Davis Highway - Kershaw County, SC - Robbery
Kum & Go - Joplin, MO - Armed Robbery
Mr. PC - Columbia, SC - Armed Robbery
Nashville Food Mart - Fort Worth, TX - Armed Robbery
N&N Express - Manchester, NH - Armed Robbery
O'Reilly's Auto - Knoxville, TN - Shooting
Semoran Food Mart - Orlando, FL - Burglary
Shell - Fort Worth, TX - Armed Robbery
Smart & Final - Bakersfield, CA - Armed Robbery
Verizon - Snellville, GA - Robbery/ Assault
West Main Convenience - Dothan, AL - Armed Robbery/ 2x this month



 


 
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#1. Past performance reflects future performance, apart from intervention.

People tend to stay the same.

Teammates who rose to past challenges tend to rise in the future. Timid teammates remain timid; bold continuing being bold.

Misplaced faith delays corrective action and prolongs disappointment. Until you can point to specific reasons things will change, expect things to remain the same.

When contemplating the future, ask yourself, "What specifically makes you believe things will be different?"

"Hope that blinds leaders to poor performance prolongs poor performance."

#2. Past growth reflects future growth, apart from intervention.

Teammates who developed themselves in the past will continue developing. (The only development is self-development. Create opportunities and environments where people step into their own development.)

"Stagnant team members tend to remain stagnant."

#3. Trajectory changes after intervention, not before.

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Intervention is the only thing that changes someone's trajectory.

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1. Stop making excuses for people. Protecting people validates and congeals their past.
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4. Invite people to do things with you.
5. Confront negative patterns.
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Interacting in large networking groups can be very challenging even for the most seasoned of executives. The speed, the number of people, and the amount of information shared can be overwhelming. However, the one basic principal you can rely on is keep it simple, one person at a time and focus on that person both mentally and visually. Slow it down in your head and make sure you communicate clearly and sincerely regardless of the background you have with anyone or any group. Because at the end of the day you're all part of the same industry, the same community, and everyone has the same objective; to help develop and represent the industry as professionals.

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