April 14, 2018
Everyone knows how important leadership is to the long-term health of any organization, and we strive to be the best leaders we can be. But knowing how important leadership is won't be enough to help an organization accomplish its goals and objectives. We have to be great leaders who create a culture that supports the organization and creates the future. In order to be a great leader you have to surround yourself with the best people who are as good or BETTER than you. That's right. Better than you are. That's what enlightened leaders do. Unenlightened leaders on the other hand do just the opposite.Read the Full Post
April 12, 2018
When we meet someone new there is always an urgency to try and figure out something about them. To try and find some common ground. We know if we can do this it will help them (and us) feel more comfortable as we navigate this new social interaction. When having this exchange with someone we typically go right to what they do for a living which seems like a safe entry point. But maybe that's the problem. Maybe we need to raise the stakes.
March 13, 2018
The biggest impact that has been made across the restaurant industry comes from the way companies have invested in their people over the last 25 years. The next generation CEO’s in the restaurant industry are going to be the ones who grew up understanding that it isn’t all about them.
February 21, 2018
Every restaurant company knows that people are the most important part of the equation, but not every restaurant company is willing to make the investment.
February 16, 2018
In the restaurant business, you have to cultivate a mindset of always getting better. It’s a journey, not a destination. You never arrive, and that’s the good news…there is always an opportunity to change the world in the context of the brand you lead in.
December 28, 2017
What if 2018 was your last year? What if you knew that this was your last January? February? March? What if you knew that on December 31st of 2018 that was it?
December 21, 2017
The power of emotional intelligence has never been more on display than in this next generation of leaders, and we would all do well to cultivate it, coach it, and embrace it.
December 5, 2017
Over the last 25 years there has been a revolution in how consumers spend their dining dollars, and across the restaurant industry brands continue to fight for the share of stomach in the communities in which they operate.
October 27, 2017
Ego is the single biggest thing that I have seen derail careers in the restaurant industry. This is a dangerous and slippery slope folks. We need self-regard of course, but we don’t need inflated egos.
October 5, 2017
When we talk about succession planning, growth, scalability, and building culture, the high touch approach to leadership development is the silver bullet.