PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 10

CULTIVATING

CONFIDENCE
Ten tips to grow your confidence as a leader
BY AMY BELL

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GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR ONCE SAID, "A TRUE leader
has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make
tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs
of others." Like all great leaders, MacArthur recognized confidence is a
cornerstone of effective leadership. This is certainly true when it comes
to the pest management industry.
"Leaders in pest management must have confidence in themselves,
their company and their industry to be successful," emphasizes Michael
Bullert, president of Big Time Pest Control in Anderson, California.
Ashley Morrison, director of operations for City Wide Exterminating
in Charlotte, North Carolina, reflects that sentiment. "People trust
confident leaders," she says. "Confident leaders are able to build strong
productive relationships, set clear goals and strategize to lead their
teams to success. Their ambition and motivation help companies avoid
stagnation and keep moving forward."
To top it off, Bullert says leaders with confidence are more successful
at growing their businesses. "Confident leaders inspire others to believe
in the cause and believe in themselves," he explains, adding that the
two go hand-in-hand. "We must remember that confidence breeds
success, and success breeds confidence," he says.
Morrison wholeheartedly agrees. "Confident leaders tend to be more
successful in growing their businesses because not only can they make
bold decisions, but they also have the courage to implement and monitor

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PestWorld - July/August 2017

Cultivating Confidence
Boost Your Bottom Line
Staffing Challenges as a Pest Management Business Grows
Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs
How to Fire an Employee Legally and Fairly
President’s Message
Standards: Calibrating Your Business Operations
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - Intro
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 1
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 2
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 3
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 4
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 5
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 6
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 7
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - President’s Message
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 9
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - Cultivating Confidence
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 11
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 12
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 13
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - Boost Your Bottom Line
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 15
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - Staffing Challenges as a Pest Management Business Grows
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 17
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 18
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 19
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 21
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 22
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 23
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - Standards: Calibrating Your Business Operations
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 25
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 26
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 27
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - How to Fire an Employee Legally and Fairly
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