At a time when the number of franchise businesses keeps increasing, how do you rise above and lead your own franchise business to surpass the pack?
Three months ago, I learned that I had serious complications with my pregnancy, and I was prescribed bed rest. When it happened, I felt lost. I decided to continue working to maintain some sanity, but wondered: how was I supposed to continue to lead my team and command their respect when I felt and looked like this?
One of the most important qualities an aspiring leader should possess is emotional intelligence. Take it from Susan Bratton -- a veteran of Wall Street who is the founder and CEO of Meals to Heal, a nutrition platform for cancer patients.
So it requires some creativity to cultivate courage and express it as a woman. We all have it -- man and women -- we just need to find it and activate the power within. Here are the ways I have found to cultivate courage to lead my personal and professional endeavors.
When bosses put employees' needs over their own, measurable improvements result: Greater customer satisfaction, higher job performance, and lower turnover. This type of leadership suggests that if businesses lead by caring for their people, the profits will take care of themselves.
When you're launching a business that challenges the status quo, there are no referees, no time-outs, no RULES, and no guarantee that someone will "win." You experience excitement felt only by intrepid adventurers doing something for the first time. You're not playing a game; you're pioneering.
With a presidential election fast approaching with candidates to potentially become the first female president, these findings are a bit concerning. Children are usually influenced by their parents and their surroundings. This means it might be time to check in on your own biases.
The best leaders, organizations, and teams don't view change as a negative. They seize it as an opportunity to prove their continued relevance and strategic value in a competitive marketplace.
The good ole days of unquestioned leadership, enforced hierarchy and kingship are ending. Millennials are different. Leaders today face a gaping generational chasm which translates into a tough challenge - and a unique opportunity to become a better leader.
We have all attended great presentations that left us wanting more. And then there were the ones that gave us the itch to get up or log out.
In Formula 1 racing the difference between a champion and a second place finish can be a matter of seconds of indecision, imprecise execution, or error in judgement. To win, the entire Formula 1 racing team, including the information technology (IT) and the CIO, must perform at the highest level.
"Today is my first real day as an adult!" That is what my oldest said to me as she left for day one of her new job. It is an incredible and significant transition to move from a college student to a professional.
Millennials and the Gen Z's who follow them are the target of persistent criticism. To draw on sweeping generalizations, they're coddled, entitled, needy, and lazy. They rely too much on their parents and are too tied up in electronic communications. The list goes on... but I don't see it that way.
I was in a nasty bicycle accident about 10 years ago. My wife and I were in the midst of an extensive home remodeling project at the time, and I'd g...
How can you bring the back-office insights of supply chains to the front of your organization? Here are three plans of action that will help you use suppliers for your innovation advantage.
You'll worry less about day-to-day problems and focus on what is most important. As you become more mindful, you will be a more effective, successful and fulfilled leader. That's worth twenty minutes a day, isn't it?