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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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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We are considering a number of options as we work toward our 2018 franchise development goals, focusing primarily on zeroing in on what is working and switching up the approaches that are not.
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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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Succeeding in the fast casual restaurant business is often as simple as consistently executing on what you do best and remaining open to the small changes that help you take advantage of new 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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In September 2015, Mary Thompson and I had the pleasure of meeting U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) at the IFA’s Franchise Action Network meeting to talk about the most pressing issues facing franchisors across the country.
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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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