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first_imgNew coffee chain Love Coffee is stepping into the gap left by BB’s Coffee & Muffins, with a goal for 25 outlets by the end of the year. Former BB’s Coffee & Muffins franchisee Shashi Patel, of DJ & C Foods, is planning to roll out the new chain in shopping centre locations across the UK.Patel formerly had 13 BB’s outlets, which are now in the process of being rebranded as Love Coffee, and the firm has already opened two additional stores in Woking.“When BB’s went into administration, we felt it was an opportunity to do our own thing,” explained Patel. “Our target is to have 25 cafés by the end of the year. We have purchased two of BB’s sites from the administrators and are also looking at brand new sites.”The cafés offer a range of sandwiches and muffins, freshly made in-store, as well as the company’s own blend of coffee, sourced from Nairobi Coffee Company. The firm has sites throughout Cheshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire.last_img read more


first_imgLeadership is, at times, an honor, a burden, a privilege, a headache, a riddle, a mirror, a crisis, and a joy. Sometimes it’s two or more of these at the same time.But leadership is first, foremost, and always, a responsibility.A responsibility to whom? Ask any good leader, and they’ll tell you that they have, broadly speaking, three constituencies:1. Their teamWhen a leader is responsible to the team, that leader:communicates a clear and compelling direction for the team;shares the credit with the team for all successes;accepts the responsibility for all “failures;”treats team members as individuals;creates a context where team members can grow and develop their potential.2. Their organizationA leader is responsible to the organization that employs him or her, no matter whether that employment is paid or voluntary. This means that the leader:delivers results that drive the organization forward;acts in a way that presents the organization in the best possible light;makes decisions and takes actions that support the long-term success of the organization;communicates honestly with others within the organization, even when — in fact, especially when — the information is negative or otherwise uncomfortable;realizes that his or her employment represents an investment by the organization, and always makes sure that the return on that investment is greater than the cost.3. Their communityCorporate social responsibility is becoming more and more important, particularly to the millennials who comprise the workforce and the customer/member base. Because of this, a responsible leader:actively looks for ways that the goals of the organization intersect with the goals of the community (and that community can be local, regional, national, or global);understands that the organization is, in a sense, a “citizen” of the larger community, and strives to make sure that it’s a good citizen;recognizes that when you’re in a community, it really sucks when one of your neighbors is a jerk — so a good leader tries very hard to not be a jerk;supports the larger community through sponsorships, scholarships, and/or other outreach opportunities;asks not just, “Is this good for my organization?” but also, “Is this good for my community?” when making decisions (and, again, “community” can be local, regional, national, or global).That’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s not always possible to deliver on all the implied promises. Sometimes one responsibility ends up being in conflict with another, and the leader has to make a decision. But then, that’s what leaders do, don’t they? They make decisions.The big picture here is that I want you to take your credit union leadership seriously. It’s not just about getting your reports done on time. That’s management. Leadership is something bigger.Yes, it’s a responsibility. But try changing the word “responsibility” to “opportunity.” As a leader, you have an opportunity to make a difference. To your team, to your organization, and to your community. That’s the foundation on which credit unions are built.I think that’s pretty cool. 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bill Stainton Bill Stainton works with extraordinary leaders who want to produce breakthrough results with their teams. A 29-time Emmy® Award-winning producer, writer, and performer, Bill speaks frequently to Credit Unions and … Web: www.billstainton.com Detailslast_img read more


first_imgBatesville defeated Centerville 4-1 on Friday. Lleyton Ratcliffe and Adam Scott both won their singles matches in straight sets. The doubles teams Cooper Williams/George Ritter and Ben Rodgers/Brayden Worthington also picked up wins.Lane Oesterling, Grant Story, Jonathan Hoff and the doubles team of Seth Gausman and Sam Voegele swept Centerville 4-0.Both teams are 4-0 and will play at home against Greensburg on Monday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img

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