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Lead Your Team Leadership

Leadership Lessons: Tara Gilad, COO of Vitality Bowls

There's no one "right" way to lead a business. Today's leaders have a lot of wisdom to impart about managing the modern workforce, because each one approaches leadership in his or her own unique way. Every week, Business News Daily will share a leadership lesson from a successful business owner or executive.

  • The leader: Tara Gilad, co-founder and COO of Vitality Bowls superfood café franchise
  • Time in current position: 5 years
  • Tara's philosophy: "Maintain open communication and build strong relationships to ensure all needs are met." (Click to tweet)

Gilad explains the experiences that helped form her personal leadership philosophy:

"I'm lucky to come from a family of entrepreneurs, which inspired me to want to start my own business when I was in college. Prior to Vitality Bowls, I owned two other successful businesses, so I learned a lot about leadership through first-hand experience. With age, I've learned so much about working with all types of people.

"I've found that the best way to lead is by example. I try to continually show my passion for healthy food and the brand, so it's translated at each location. I also try to build strong relationships by maintaining open lines of communication. I try to take each franchisee's ideas into consideration and we have monthly and weekly calls to check-in. The most important thing is doing everything I can to help them be successful."

Nicole Fallon Taylor

Nicole received her Bachelor's degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She began freelancing for Business News Daily in 2010 and joined the team as a staff writer three years later. She currently serves as the assistant managing editor. Reach her by email, or follow her on Twitter.