Hiring: Step Three

Now that you’ve brainstormed a list of ‘jobs’, decided what to hire for, Step One, and created the job description, Step Two, done some interviewing and hired, now what to do with this person to help them (and your business) be successful? It’s time to step in and do some…

Continue reading

Setting the Table – Danny Meyer

Just finished reading: Setting the Table: the transforming power of hospitality in business by Danny Meyer. Many, many things resonate with me and align with my belief about the vital importance of hospitality. There was a particular word that stood out, jumped off the page actually, that I immediately worked…

Continue reading

Handling Mistakes Like a Boss

We’ll all make them. If you’re in business long enough, stretching and growing, you’ll have multiple opportunities to fix mistakes. Mistakes: I affectionately called them “growth opportunities”. When we were early on in our business growth, I will never forget some words from a guest. They stung. They formed the…

Continue reading

Using the Power of Story

What a difference people can make! We’re still traveling and again I am reminded of the power of people, the power of a story to sell and create an experience. We stayed in Cortona Italy for a week, enjoyed the town for a few days, and visited surrounding hill towns…

Continue reading

Connecting, Sans Language, in Switzerland

The proof is in the pudding. Go to another country, one where you do not speak the language, and notice if you feel welcomed or not. Notice what is happening when you feel welcomed and what is absent. It’s a simple act and has nothing to do with language!  Currently…

Continue reading

On-Boarding (Clients OR Employees)

Do you have an effective training system to use with your employees? Have you created a duplicatable system that will allow your vision to be correctly translated, transmitted, and trained to your new hires? Has your business grown to the point where you cannot be the one training and on-boarding…

Continue reading