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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Any big initiative, project, or revolution must have the support of the senior leadership team; otherwise it will be considered "flavor of the month" or "management by bestseller."
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