Photo: Rick Goings, CEO of Tupperware Brands. (Tupperware Brands)
As CEO of Tupperware Brands, the No. 8 direct selling company in the world, Rick Goings has learned a thing or two about leadership. Speaking to Business Insider this week, Goings shared the piece of advice that has proven most helpful in his career and leadership of the $2.6 billion company.
“The higher you go in any organization, the nicer the people should become,” Goings said, passing along wisdom he received from a Navy officer.
“Even from a business perspective, all a company ever is is a collection of people,” Goings elaborated. “If you’re working with a high percentage of people who are all trying to be the best versions of themselves, you can’t avoid success.”
Quality leaders are key to any organization, but their impact on company culture is amplified at direct selling businesses like Tupperware, which currently employs 13,500 and has a salesforce of 2.6 million.