How to Be an Effective Leader in an Evolving Industry

How to Be an Effective Leader in an Evolving Industry
  • The Barron Report's Paul Barron talks to business and management guru Rudy Miick about how to be an effective leader.

  • Our industry's culture has changed and behavior that was acceptable 20 years ago is no longer acceptable.

 

Show Notes

On this episode of The Barron Report, we get to talk leadership with business and management coach, Rudy Miick! Great leadership is a building block in all businesses, but especially in an “industry of pennies” like the restaurant industry. Listen in to hear Paul and Rudy discuss the issues restaurants are facing today and how a great leader can guide their team to success.

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  • 2:26 - Rudy’s blogs
  • 3:36 - Begins Asking “Who Are We?”
  • 6:37  - Creating a Strong Culture Using Employees
  • 12:23 - Defining and Re-assessing Excellence
  • 17:09 - Exposing the Sexual Harassment Problem
  • 22:12 - Certain Behaviors are Not Acceptable Anymore
  • 24:07 - Leaders Must be Attentive to Changes in our Industry
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The Importance of Cultivating and Maintaining Company Culture

The Importance of Cultivating and Maintaining Company Culture

Look at any well landscaped garden and you will see careful planning, care, and maintenance. Those are the same elements you need to create a restaurant culture that surpasses the average.

Culture is that secret sauce that separates the good from the outstanding. Restaurants can have the same ingredients and even the same menu items. What separates them often is that one thing that is hard to copycat and that is their culture. Even famous rock bands that break up and go on to form other bands often do not find the same success they had from before. Culture is something more organic and alive. Just like that immaculate looking garden, you need to understand the planning and work that occurred to create such a masterpiece.

There are three key elements to cultivating culture:

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Why Rewarding Good Behavior Is the Oldest Trick in the Book

Why Rewarding Good Behavior Is the Oldest Trick in the Book

The simplest ways to retain employees and motivate them are often the most overlooked. Rewarding the best team members is increasingly important, especially now that we live in a climate that continues to deliver blows to the restaurant industry. Once tried-and-true models for running successful establishments are no longer relevant. Minimum wages and expenses associated with employees are climbing, food costs continue to rise, and the market never stops changing. Now, more than ever, is the time to examine a restaurant’s management team and best practices.

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Not Getting the Most Out of Your Team? How to Be a Leader and Inspire Their Best

Not Getting the Most Out of Your Team? How to Be a Leader and Inspire Their Best

By Donald Burns, Foodable Industry Expert

We hear it all the time: “Teamwork makes the dream work.” Good saying. Very positive. But often, it’s not true. And the reason is simple.

Some people on your team just don't want to do the work.

So, what is a restaurant owner or leader to do? Let’s dig into some basic human needs psychology and find a few answers that can help you inspire those that work with you.

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