STOUT Inspiration + Action To Accelerate Your Week
Get inspired by Cheryl Bachelder’s servant leadership turn around success then use our Stout Action Plan to switch your leadership from self to serve.
Cheryl Bachelder, author, former CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. and passionate restaurant industry executive known for reinvigorating brands and inspiring leaders to reach their full potential with her strategic thinking, franchisee-focused approach, based on the foundational principle that “Serving others is more powerful than you think.”
Bachelder’s 35+ years of experience in brand building, operations, and management served her well when she joined Popeyes, Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., in November 2007. There she created a culture based on the Popeyes Purpose: To inspire servant leaders to achieve superior results. This six principled purpose led to astounding market share gains, improved guest ratings, and increased restaurant margins in seven years.
In her book Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results By Serving Others Cheryl Bachelder, continues the conversation on the power of servant leadership by detailing how daring and serving creates the environment for superior performance and helps one to become a leader that leaves a legacy.
A leader must have both the courage to take the people to a daring destination and the humility to selflessly serve others on the journey.
❶ Be Purpose-First
Create an environment that encourages top performance by clearly defining the “why” behind the work and ensuring that all goals align with that purpose.
❸ Let Your Team Take The Lead
Invite your team, customers and/or audience to assess the state of your enterprise now, what they would like to see from it in the future and how they think it could get there. Use that knowledge to create a strategy for growth that will serve your stakeholders best.
❸ Choose Serve Over Self
Stress and errors are unavoidable in even the best environment- true leadership and real teamwork happens when in the tough moments you forgo self protection, treat everyone with dignity and pitch in to solve the problem instead of playing the “blame game”.
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