“Not everyone will become a great leader, but everyone can become a better leader.” ~ John Maxwell

According to The Five Irrefutable Laws of Restaurant Success, we know leadership is number one, the big banana, the first thing we’ve got to focus on as restaurant owners. Without excellent — and growing — leadership, the business withers.

Law # 1, The Law of Leadership: the ability to influence. Our job as business leaders is to model personal growth and expect successful behavior while we develop and hold ourselves and our associates accountable.

What that means daily is a devotion to personal and professional growth, development; asking and answering meaningful questions and a whole ton of accountability to assure you follow through. What’s the most difficult kind of leadership? Self leadership! You are the toughest person in the world to lead!

Those who truly succeed in business and life, actually intend to do it, they plan and then spend the time on success activities. They calendar it and hold themselves accountable to getting it done. Adding structure to your learning and development process can make all the difference in whether or not you succeed.

First decide it. Then intend it. Put leadership growth and development activities on your calendar. Follow through and check them off and grow, Grow, GROW!

Want more? Here are the books I recommend to improve your leadership right now. Stop thinking about it and take action!

With appreciation,