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In Australia, most small businesses don't make it past 5 years. But running a franchise is different because you get support from the franchisor. Still, to thrive as a franchisee, you need some important skills, and leadership is one of them. Below, we dive into the 6 key leadership skills you need for a successful franchise business. 

Overview: 5 Key Leadership Skills 

  • Self-awareness
  • Calm under pressure
  • Solution-focused
  • Trusting
  • Organised

Let's take a deeper look at the qualities you'll need to work on as part of your personal development as a franchise owner

Read more: What Kind of Franchise Leader Do You Want to Become?

Quality #1 - Self Awareness

Knowing yourself is crucial. Understanding your strengths and weaknesses helps you plan better, manage stress, and make smarter decisions. It’s all about controlling your actions and guiding others effectively.

Quality #2 - Calmness Under Pressure 

Problems are part of the franchise game, and you can't avoid them. But you can control how you respond. Staying cool when things heat up leads to better outcomes. Remember, it’s not about stopping issues but handling them well. 

Quality #3 - Solution Focused 

While keeping calm is important, you also need to be practical and focus on solutions, not just problems. Tackle issues head-on by looking for ways around them, not just dwelling on the negatives.

Quality #4 - Trust In Others 

You can’t do everything alone – there are only so many hours in a day. Delegating is key, and that means trusting your team. You’ve picked them for a reason, so let them show what they can do without micromanaging every step.

Quality #5 - Strong Organisation 

In the fast-paced world of franchises, being organised is non-negotiable. Whether it’s through a diary or digital tools, keeping track of your schedule – from staff appraisals to deliveries – is essential to keep everything running smoothly. 

Empower Your Franchise With OCA Online Education Courses 

Your success as a franchise leader greatly depends on your leadership skills. If you feel you could use some help in this area, you’ve come to the right place.

Our CPD-endorsed online courses, such as our Franchising Leadership Skills Bundle, is a great way to upskill and take your leadership skills to the next level.

What makes our courses stand out is that they're broken into easy-to-understand modules and videos. With just a smartphone and a quick 10-minute break, you can finish a module and gain the crucial skills your business needs.

Want to find out what it’s like to study at Online Courses Australia? Watch our Student Study Demo to get a taste of the OCA difference. 

Looking for more courses? Check out our most popular courses, or visit our expansive course library that covers more than 20 professional industries.

If you’re ready to enrol or have additional questions, reach out to us at 1300 611 404 or [email protected]. We’re here to help you take your career to the next level!

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