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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Topgrading – Changed my Hiring Practices

Honest moment. Hiring and training, dealing with people’s “issues”, was one of the most frustrating parts of owning my own business. My expectation is that everyone’s reliable, comes to work on time with the right attitude, is a team player, leaves the drama at home, does their research about the…

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Rest – Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

When asked what I enjoy, what I want to do when I retire, I often simply answer ‘work’. I love creating, doing, accomplishing, growing, learning, helping. When I reach a goal, I don’t pause for celebration, I’m motivated to get on with the next fun project. Not surprising that rest…

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