Leadership

More business books are written about leadership than perhaps any other business topic. The leader of a franchise business or a franchise system sets the tone, culture, and values of the organization. Clear, consistent leadership is behind all successful franchise organizations. From personal and professional development to developing future leaders, learn what today’s business leaders have to say about leadership and how it can help your organization succeed and grow.

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Life was full of promise when Tammy Whitworth and her husband Todd launched their first Window World franchise location in 1999 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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Larry Oberly, president and CEO of SpeedPro Imaging, knows from personal experience what it's like to be a franchisee. This provides him with an additional level of insight as he grows into his new role at SpeedPro.
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Carl Howard has served at the helm of Fazoli's for the past decade. In that time, he has helped lead the brand through numerous challenges and successes, helping it become America's largest fast-casual Italian brand, a thriving and growing franchise with more than 200 locations in 26 states.
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It's a deliciously simple and satisfying concept: pick your dough, sauce, cheese, and toppings and watch your pizza get made right before your eyes, flame-fired in a 900-degree oven in under 3 minutes.
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David Lopez made a bold move when he was 19 years old. He quit college, borrowed money, and opened his first business. Turns out he was pretty good at being an entrepreneur.
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In a pivotal year with women's issues at the forefront and in the headlines for the wrong reasons, we've dedicated this issue and cover story to women who have persevered through obstacles of all kinds, made their way to the top of their profession as franchise executives, and who have set a positive example in the world of business and the world in general.
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Understand the ways in which you influence the motivations, behavior, and productivity of your team members and you can better lead by example.
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Strengthening relationships with your franchisees
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Identify where you can develop and become a more effective leader, then you will be able to help develop your rising stars into leaders that help take your organization forward.
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The "better burger" marketplace may seem crowded, but for Wayback Burgers the competition makes for exciting challenges and opportunities.
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Gary Findley will proudly tell you he was raised in the country and that’s where he picked up his work ethic.
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Over the course of the past year, The Gents Place has been heavily involved in marketing our franchise opportunity through a number of avenues, including social media marketing, public relations, open house events, and franchise expos--all designed to leverage our personal networks and entice growth.
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Cowboy Chicken debuted our redesigned restaurant interiors earlier this year. After reviewing customer feedback, we held a brand summit in 2016 and developed a prototype that focused on redesigning the restaurant interiors to better reflect the food we serve.
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Mark Davis acquired a small restoration company called Rocky Mountain Catastrophe in Denver in 1996. He was just 27 and didn't know anything about the restoration industry.
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How "soft skills" relate to "real" leadership skills and the personal leadership development of successors and teams that ensure business growth into future generations.
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Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
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Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
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Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
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Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
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Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
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