The information you submit via our enquiry form is shared only with the franchise business(es) that you have selected.

The franchise business will contact you by means of email and/ or telephone only to the email address and phone number you have provided.

By submitting the enquiry form you are consenting to send your personal information to the selected franchise business.

You also agree to receive further newsletter email marketing from What Franchise.

Close

How To Lead Your Staff

How To Lead Your Staff

Pip Wilkins, chief executive of the British Franchise Association, explains what it takes to be an effective leader

Gone are the days of the authoritative voice ruling the business roost. People management is an art and one many senior managers have yet to master. When done right, teams can make amazing things happen. So where do you begin?

You’re only as good as your team. This means that, as a leader, you need to get to know your team and understand their strengths, weaknesses and motivators.

Plan of action

When rolling out the strategic plan of action to put the business wheels in motion, try to align the tasks in such a way that will support those strengths, weaknesses and motivators. Although this can be time consuming, it’s imperative to the team and, ultimately, the success of the business.

This process can streamline activities and see efficiencies in productivity and work balance. It also keeps you in touch with your people.

Trust is integral to the success of any team - and I’m not just talking about staff offloading their personal issues. Get them involved in some of the analytical conversations to open up the dialogue and obtain feedback, potential risks and opportunities from their perspective.

Decisions usually impact the entire team and unless an opportunity is provided to open up that line of discussion, these are never realised until it’s too late and issues can arise further down the line.

This is not appropriate for everything, but can be useful to obtain buy-in at an early stage and encourage the team to collaborate on the combined business goals.

The main purpose of a leader is to facilitate the mobilisation of a team to effectively deliver priorities in line with a business’ ambition. In order to do this, it’s important to see the bigger picture at all times and ensure the landscape is fit for purpose.

If something is not as it should be or team adjustment is required to service a priority that’s on the horizon, that is the time to step in and redirect the team and/or their responsibilities.

This process should form part of a natural ongoing relationship with the team, whereby through trust, open communication, collaboration and buy-in the team can embrace change easily and with little concern or frustration.

Continual evolution

The business environment is a tough place, with more competition than ever before. Continual evolution of a team is required as technology advances and the expectations of the customer increase.

It’s near impossible for any leader to negotiate this tough environment on their own and those that try inevitably will fail.

As a leader of tomorrow, in my first year as CEO of the British Franchise Association I have implemented a framework that supports this approach and will see me protect my most valued assets - my people.

Exciting Franchise Opportunities

Black Rooster Peri Peri logo

Start your own Black Rooster Peri Peri franchise

Profit Chart
Funding Support Available ? Help is available. Check out our franchising funds guide.

Yes

Find Out More
Expected Revenue After 2 Years

ROI within 18 months with an average net...

Request Free Information
Find Out More
Black Rooster Peri Peri logo

Request Free Information

Send a free enquiry to Black Rooster Peri Peri for further information!

By sharing your email, you're agreeing to our privacy policy, cookie policy and terms & conditions.
Family Law Assistance logo

Start your own Family Law Assistance franchise

Profit Chart
Funding Support Available ? Help is available. Check out our franchising funds guide.

Yes

Find Out More
Expected Revenue After 2 Years

Monthly sales of up to £8,000 based on...

Request Free Information
Find Out More
Family Law Assistance logo

Request Free Information

Send a free enquiry to Family Law Assistance for further information!

By sharing your email, you're agreeing to our privacy policy, cookie policy and terms & conditions.
XCELERATE GYMS logo

Start your own XCELERATE GYMS franchise

Profit Chart
Funding Support Available ? Help is available. Check out our franchising funds guide.

Yes

Find Out More
Expected Revenue After 2 Years

Up to £230,000

Request Free Information
Find Out More
XCELERATE GYMS logo

Request Free Information

Send a free enquiry to XCELERATE GYMS for further information!

By sharing your email, you're agreeing to our privacy policy, cookie policy and terms & conditions.
The Spitting Pig Co logo

Start your own The Spitting Pig Co franchise

Profit Chart
Funding Support Available ? Help is available. Check out our franchising funds guide.

Yes

Find Out More
Expected Revenue After 2 Years

40% net profit on a turnover of £110,000

Request Free Information
Find Out More
The Spitting Pig Co logo

Request Free Information

Send a free enquiry to The Spitting Pig Co for further information!

By sharing your email, you're agreeing to our privacy policy, cookie policy and terms & conditions.
GoliathTech logo

Start your own GoliathTech franchise

Profit Chart
Funding Support Available ? Help is available. Check out our franchising funds guide.

Yes

Find Out More
Expected Revenue After 2 Years

N/A

Request Free Information
Find Out More
GoliathTech logo

Request Free Information

Send a free enquiry to GoliathTech for further information!

By sharing your email, you're agreeing to our privacy policy, cookie policy and terms & conditions.
View all opportunities

What Franchise Newsletter

Keep up to date with all the industry news

Thank you, your sign up was successful. Please check your emails for a verification link.