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INC: An Applebee’s Exec Just Sent an Email That the Company Was Quick to Disavow

By Minda Zetlin  March 27, 2022

Wayne Pankratz, a top executive at an Applebee’s franchise chain, sent a blast email to his colleagues this month crowing that rising gas prices were an “advantage” for the chain. He reasoned that cash-strapped people would have no choice but to take food-service jobs, even if the chain lowered its wages, which he encouraged his colleagues to do… There’s an us-versus-them view of employees that permeates Pankratz’s email. And he’s not alone. Leadership Circle’s Bill Adams noted in a recent interview that too many managers think of employees as a necessary means to an end, rather than as the fabric of the organization they’re leading.

Fast Company: Inflation is rising, but your salary probably won’t. Here’s why

By Shalene Gupta March 23, 2022

Food prices are up, rent prices are up, and gas prices are so high that Uber and Lyft drivers are considering quitting. Inflation is 7.5%, the highest it’s been since 1982. Yet it’s unlikely that wages will rise correspondingly… Amy Felix Reese, the COO of leadership development company Leadership Circle, says her clients are also exploring ways to improve employee’s work experience by offering flexibility and trying to create a better working environment.

INC: If You Believe Any of These 5 Things, You’re a Worse Leader Than You Think

By Minda Zetlin  March 20, 2022

What makes someone an effective leader? The best are creative rather than reactive, says Bill Adams, co-founder and CEO of leadership development company Leadership Circle. That’s the finding from a recent study the company did of 2,506 CEOs. “Creative leaders lead with vision and measure how results are achieved, not simply that they are achieved,” Adams explains. “Reactive leaders emphasize caution over creating results and self-protection over engagement.”

UTAH BUSINESS: Leadership Circle raises $20M

By Press Release  February 16, 2022

Salt Lake City —Leadership Circle, the leadership development company that assesses, coaches, and develops some of the world’s most impactful business leaders and teams, today announced a $20M financing round with RF Investment Partners.

FORTUNE: Jeff Zucker’s loyalty to CNN’s Chris Cuomo shows why bosses and workers can’t be friends

By JANE THIER February 16, 2022, 2:35 PM MST

Betsy Leatherman, Global President Consulting Services for Leadership Circle, asked to comment on setting boundaries and navigating friendships at the top levels of organizations. “Bosses and top employees have to think together, strategize together, and be aligned around the business,” she says. “Oftentimes, that feels like friendship, but you can’t let loyalty lead to breaking integrity and boundaries.”

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