Alexanne Riggle Weekly


How do you stay motivated as a leader when you face difficult challenges? How do you protect and continue to develop your team when business seems bleak? These questions are exactly what I wanted to know from Niren Chaudhary, CEO of Panera Bread. His insight into how to stay motivated and optimistic despite difficult circumstances will help you protect your culture and make your vision a reality – regardless of the state of your business.

Key takeaway: Take ownership over what you have control of, orient your team around reality and create optimism by casting a clear vision, then execute the plan to make that vision a reality.


– Are you letting difficult scenarios blur the vision of where you want to take your company?

– Are you orienting around reality or are you in denial of what’s actually happening in your business?

– Is your culture suffering because they aren’t clear on where they’re going or how they’re going to get there?

This week, stay clear on your vision and keep your team motivated by:

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