Where Are All Of The Leaders?

Over 11 episodes, Jeff Bannon a Partner of The Rawls Group and Aichia Bascaro, President of American Franchise Academy discuss leadership – keys for development people, attracting top talent and creating opportunities within your franchise organization for growth.

Many franchisees dream of going from owning one unit, that became a job, to becoming multi-unit business owners.  This growth is being challenged by the lack of ability to find and retain quality high-potential individuals that are willing to start from the bottom and work their way up in the ranks to leadership positions.

This is one of many topics discussed in our Advancing Your Business, People and Legacy Podcast. For additional topics visit our Succession Podcast page.

Episode 11 – Where ARE all of the leaders?

2020-10-28T13:45:29-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Succession Podcast, Where Are All Of The Leaders?|

Leaders are everywhere. As a multi-unit franchisee it is your responsibility to build a culture to attract top talent and create development opportunities to grow them. Over 11 episodes, Jeff Bannon a Partner of The Rawls Group and Aichia Bascaro, President of American Franchise Academy discuss leadership - keys [...]

Episode 10: What are the impacts if franchisees don’t make the shift to recruit & retain leaders?

2020-07-16T13:25:30-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Succession Podcast, Where Are All Of The Leaders?|

Without a focus on recruitment and retention, franchisees will find themselves constantly short staffed and spending time and effort hiring to fill holes versus spending time focused on growing the business. Each hire is so important, the impact it has on team dynamics, cost of promoting the role and cost [...]

Episode 9: How can franchisees use succession planning as a tool to recruit & retain talent?

2020-07-16T13:31:05-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Succession Podcast, Where Are All Of The Leaders?|

Succession planning inherently is very simply about the predictably of ongoing profits. And there are no future profits without leadership.  So, succession planning is all about leadership bench strength. The fall of the leader should not be the fall of the business. Over 11 episodes, Jeff Bannon a Partner of [...]

Episode 8: How do you encourage franchisees to gain the skills & trust to develop leaders?

2020-07-16T13:34:22-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Succession Podcast, Where Are All Of The Leaders?|

When one chooses to be come an owner, at the same time you are choosing to become a leader of people.  As such, it is just as important to continually develop your people skills in addition to business acumen.  Aicha and Jeff discuss tools and resources for leadership development. Over [...]

Episode 7: How can franchisees attract young talent who want to stay & grow with their organization?

2020-07-16T13:37:20-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Succession Podcast, Where Are All Of The Leaders?|

Culture is everything.  It exists whether one intentionally works to develop the culture or not. A culture where one feels a sense of belonging, empowers its employees and provides growth opportunities motivates people to stay. Over 11 episodes, Jeff Bannon a Partner of The Rawls Group and Aichia Bascaro, President [...]

Episode 6: How can franchisees build a sustainable talent model to grow from the inside?

2020-07-16T13:39:36-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Succession Podcast, Where Are All Of The Leaders?|

Developing talent from the “inside” is a strategic planning initiative.  Key to developing a sustainable talent model is removing decisions based upon gut feeling and moving towards recruitment tools such as strength-based assessments such as PDP, DISC, etc. Such tools provides a baseline to see where a candidate may struggle [...]

Episode 5: How can franchisees move from working in their business, to working on their business?

2020-07-16T13:42:36-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Succession Podcast, Where Are All Of The Leaders?|

There are two jumps in a career that are most difficult in the franchise business. 1) – Going from a fellow team member to a manager or assistant manager, AND 2) Going from a general manager of a location to a multi-unit supervisor or owner. Both career moves are faced [...]

Episode 4: How do franchisees overcome the “from college to manger entitlement” mentality?

2020-07-16T13:44:59-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Succession Podcast, Where Are All Of The Leaders?|

When recruiting for management positions, consider expressing expectations early in the recruiting process and even sharing the org chart.  This strategy will illustrate the steps it will take to move up in addition to the growth and development opportunities with the organization. Over 11 episodes, Jeff Bannon a Partner of [...]

Episode 3: Why are franchisees struggling to recruit people out of college as an attractive career choice?

2020-07-16T13:50:32-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Succession Podcast, Where Are All Of The Leaders?|

Many do not understand the entrepreneurial options the franchise industry provides, so they often overlook the option all together.  There are so many opportunities in franchising.  In this episode, Jeff and Aicha discuss how an owner can recruit up and coming talent to develop people from within. Over 11 episodes, [...]

Episode 2: Are you seeing a change in motivation or expectations of up and coming leaders?

2020-07-16T13:52:46-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Succession Podcast, Where Are All Of The Leaders?|

Many people are coming out of college with education but no experience in leadership and are expecting to be manager/leader.  Key to a leadership position are interpersonal skills, which colleges are not teaching practical leadership knowledge. In this episode, Jeff and Aicha discuss differences of attitude, expectations and behavior of [...]

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