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: Nancy Bigley, CEO and co-owner of the Bottle & Bottega franchise
- Time in current position: 5 years
- Nancy's philosophy: "I'm a very hands-on, direct, results-driven leader. I work very hard to make sure that I'm positive and calm, especially in a crisis." (Click to tweet)
When I was first starting my career, it was very hard for me to let go and give others full project control. However, many amazing mentors showed me that letting go and trusting your team is vital to the success of any organization. I have also taken many risks throughout my career that have challenged my skills and leadership leading me to the place I am at today owning and running Bottle & Bottega.
Through the years, I've learned I don't need to have all of the answers. I just need a team with the expertise that I may not possess. This wisdom has led to not only the amazing corporate team that we have at Bottle & Bottega today but also the team of advisors outside of the company that I surround myself with.
Finally, I've had many great bosses in my career who lead by example, supported my development and advancement and were the most calm in a crisis. I strive to incorporate those traits into my own leadership style and can only hope in some small way to inspire those same skills in other leaders I work with.