While professors can teach you a lot of relevant information for running your business, there are some things you just have to learn on the job. Personally I experienced the same thing coming out of school and then opening up my first business. My school knowledge was useful but I was not prepared to address the challenges and situations that arise every day in business, which are not taught in school. One of the areas impacted by experience is the ability to know how to manage. The management team here at Data as well as many of our customers have to apply the on-the- job experience they have gained every day in our management approaches.
I am a firm believer that if you own a business or manage a business and you have people depending on you, you are a leader whether you like it or not. Having leadership qualities will transcend into everything you do and will have an impact on people -- both at work and outside of work. At times, this impact will be visible but many times it will not be. It does not matter, when people, customers, partners, friends and family depend on you, your leadership always needs to be present. Many of us embrace it and some of us assume it but from a very low-key prospective. I can’t emphasis enough how important it is to help others achieve their goals or solve issues they may be struggling with no matter what the situation may be.
If you were on the fence about going to this year's NPA Pawn Expo, here is what you will be missing. There aren't too many people who don't recognize this iconic brand and what it stands for, and this year they are hosting one of the educational sessions at the show.
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