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Gray Cat Unleashed Episode 3: Leadership

Jun 13, 2024

Become an Effective and Ethical Leader

Effective leadership involves a myriad of skillsets that when properly combined and executed creates a dynamic leader that is capable of taking their teams to levels never thought possible.

It involves accountability; communication; mentorship and coaching skills; time management prowess; and the ability to adapt and change course when thrown a curve ball.

John Matthews, President & CEO, Gray Cat Enterprises, Inc.

John Matthews is the Founder and President of Gray Cat Enterprises, Inc. a Raleigh, NC-based management consulting company. Gray Cat specializes in strategic project management and consulting for multi-unit operations; interim executive management; and strategic planning. Mr. Matthews has over 30 years of senior-level executive experience in the retail industry, involving three dynamic multi-unit companies. Mr. Matthews experience includes President of Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches; Vice President of Marketing, Merchandising, Corporate Communications, Facilities and Real Estate for Clark Retail Enterprises/White Hen Pantry; and National Marketing Director at Little Caesar's Pizza! Pizza!