Leader who made a difference

“You can’t expect people to do a good job at work if their lives are a mess.”

That’s the philosophy of Panda Express founder and chairman, Andrew Cherng. Together
with his wife Peggy, they have built a restaurant empire with more than 1,900 outlets and $2 billion in sales.

They believe that a company is only as good as the employees who comprise it.

In fact, he says that his company’s success doesn’t come just from the meals prepared in the kitchen,

but because “he cares about the emotional well-being of his employees.

With five guiding values—being proactive, showing respect/ having a win-win attitude, pursuing growth, having great operations, and being
giving—and a caring and strong management team, this company has prospered.

What can you learn from this leader who made a difference?