I’ve been having conversations with restaurant leaders about ego, and coaching them on making sure to keep that ego in check. No matter how talented you are, if you’re always the smartest person in the room, that does not create an environment conducive to developing other leaders and building your tribe. Ego is the singleContinue reading Lose your EGO
(Image credit: bossfight.co) We live in amazing times. We have technology at our fingertips that allows us to schedule appointments, respond to messages, and get real time updates on our businesses in mere seconds. We live in a fast paced world and while that won’t change, we can do some intentional things to slow everythingContinue reading High Touch Leadership vs. High Tech Systems
I am headed to Kansas City tomorrow for a speaking engagement on Monday. I’m honored to be speaking to the food service team at a KC metro area school district. This week as I’ve been finalizing my presentation, I’ve learned more about food service in school districts than I ever imagined I ever would. ThereContinue reading Changing The Arc of The Story
Typically as leaders we are challenged to think "outside the box" and that's not bad advice. Certainly confining yourself to limits that many times are imposed on us is difficult. However, more often than we'd like to admit, we suffer from limits we put on ourselves when it comes to accomplishing what we are tryingContinue reading What If There Wasn’t a Box?
(image credit: bossfight.co) I had a great call this morning with the Food Service Director of a school district in the KC metro area. We were discussing my upcoming presentation to the team there and I love how this leader is looking at her team and how she is investing in them. We need moreContinue reading Leading in Our Schools, Investing in Our Students
I recently wrote a blog post titled “Is Your Brand Addicted To Growth?” The topic of growth in the restaurant industry is a sensitive topic and one that strikes passionate chords on both sides of the argument for more growth/less growth. I have been thinking a lot more about this topic and I have muchContinue reading Taking a Minimalist Approach to (Re)building a Restaurant Company
(image credit: bossfight.co) If you’ve been in leadership for more than a few years you’ve probably been put in the position of taking over a team that you did not hire and sometimes don’t know much about. This can be a daunting situation, even for a seasoned leader. This has happened to me on severalContinue reading How To Lead When You Inherit Your Team