On this day, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who by many measures, is recognized as the single greatest Civil Rights activists in American history. As we continue to celebrate his achievements in bringing equality to America, it is important to understand the influential role Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had in providing leadership practices for businesses around the world; lessons that companies today are still striving to implement every day.
At Anago Cleaning Systems, we believe every business owner, Franchisee, entrepreneur, or employee can attain a life filled with success and boundless opportunities. Here are three ways franchises can preserve the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s., as they continue to grow business and lead their employees towards prosperity and success.
1. Give people the opportunity to live out their dream
Becoming a Franchisee gives prospects the chance to own their own business. People seeking out a franchise are potential business owners who are looking to be their own boss. Supply future business franchisees with an unprecedented value proposition. Provide them with enough support and brand security to make their dreams of becoming a business owner a reality.
2. Empower your employees to embrace challenge.
Entrust in your employees and franchise members, that learning how to embrace a challenge is one of the best leadership skills they can acquire. Encourage them to set high sales expectations and push them to get outside of their comfort zone, whether that be in sales, marketing, or any other aspect of the business. Educate your team on best practices for achieving their goals, no matter how challenging it may be.
3. Hire people who want to lead.
Like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leaders make the best business owners. People striving to become great leaders are the people your organization should hire. Whether it’s candidates, who assert themselves during an interview or employees going above and beyond their job description to help their colleagues achieve their own goals.