Steve Ritchie on Building Our Future
Those who have had the opportunity to work with Steve Ritchie have reported that it is truly a life-changing experience. Being able to be in the same field as someone with so much experience and wisdom within business allows you to glean quite a bit of information from their personal experiences. As far as personal experiences go, Steve Ritchie has had quite a few that make working with him a stand-out experience. He believes that your chances of success in building yourself a career are largely dependent on how well you are able to cultivate knowledge from the day-to-day experiences in your life.
A man like him sees business in every aspect of living. This is due to the fact that it is truly present wherever you go. The entire world operates on the principles of business, and Steve Ritchie is certainly not the first person to make this observation, but he has used it to his best advantage over the course of his career. He believes that in such an unstable field, it is necessary to take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. In a nutshell, this is the type of environment he has built for Papa John’s ever since he first started working there.
This is largely why the company has been doing so well since he was appointed the position of CEO. When you have a leader who is open to learning new things, there is no limit to how far your company can go. While many other leaders within the world of business sit smugly on their thrones, Steve Ritchie has always believed that he can learn something from everyone, and it is due to this that he treats everyone he ever meets with nothing but the utmost level of respect. To him, it is not only necessary to do this in order to build up a vast quantity of information, but it is a matter of moral principle. The moment you begin to falter and treat people indifferently or wrongly is the moment your integrity drops, and since he is the representative of such a massive corporate entity, he knows that he cannot allow this to happen for even a second.
Of course, he does not have to take such a high level of responsibility. He certainly goes above and beyond the job description that was initially presented to him, but he has no problem in doing this. He never has had a problem in reaching for the stars, as he was taught as a young child that only those who are willing to dream big will ultimately end up seeing the fruits of their labor later on in life. It is because of the influence the people who have raised him have had on his life that he has been able to push past any difficulties that stand in his way. He credits his parents for the great inspiration they have had on him, and he is deeply thankful that he was able to be raised in a family that truly cares.
He believes that the household you grow up in is one of the most influential aspects of your life, as when you are developing, your brain is most pliable. This is why he believes he has been able to make it so far through his career, but it is certainly also due to his sheer level of drive. However, he still recognizes that some children are not as fortunate as himself and do not have the opportunity to be raised in a household of people who truly care about their future. It is because of this that he has focused his philanthropic efforts on helping these underprivileged children; after all, he believes we must build up our future generations if we expect them to succeed.