(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
(Image credit: bossfight.co) I’m reading an amazing book right now by Ryan Holiday called “Ego is The Enemy” and am truly enjoying it. Ryan brings a concept up in the book about being an ‘anteambulo’, which is a word from classic Latin. It’s a noun that means “walk in front of”. In Roman history itContinue reading Anteambulo Leadership
image credit: bossfight.co During this time of working towards setting up my consulting and coaching practice, one of the organizations among several that I am feeling led to reach out to are the ones that help groups of adult leaders who struggle with stuttering in the workplace. When I think about my journey over the last 30 years andContinue reading Battling a Stutter in the Workplace
(image credit: bossfight.co) The best restaurant companies rise above the internal politics that seem so pervasive across many organizations today. Recognize and reward top performers based on ability and results, not charisma and popularity. I believe one of the reasons top performers leave is the organizational health of a company and the culture that manifestsContinue reading The 80’s Are Over. And So is the 80’s Management Style.
(Image credit: bossfight.co) This week I am attending the Restaurant Leadership Conference in Scottsdale, AZ and it’s been a great time of learning and sharing great ideas. It is always great to hear from visionary thinkers and leaders who have accomplished a great deal in the brands and businesses. It is also great to getContinue reading You Say You Want a Revolution? Using What You Learn at Conferences to Improve Results Quicker