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: Fred Morache, owner of the Postal Connections and iSOLD It franchises
- Time in current position: 9 years
- Fred's philosophy: "Be a very hands-on, involved and approachable leader." (Click to tweet)
Running a business is about more than the business itself — it's about trust. I believe that at the core of being a leader is the ability to establish meaningful connections with your team members.
I work hard to be honest and transparent with my teams to develop those relationships and build trust. The teams I lead know that my door is always open and I am always ready to discuss whatever is on their minds. That is something that I have prided myself on over the course of my career.
I'm not afraid to lead by example and get my hands dirty to get the job done. It all stems from the top — work ethic, mindset, motivation…everything. I’m a big believer in practicing what I preach, so to speak.
Edited for length and clarity by Jennifer Post.