Building the Non-Sexual Harassment Restaurant Culture

Building the Non-Sexual Harassment Restaurant Culture

For many seasons on the popular HBO series Game of Thrones, they kept saying that “Winter is coming” that was foreshadowing of a Great War to come. Well, Winter is here for the restaurant industry! The great restaurant storm of 2018 is upon us and many will need to form alliances (already happening), some will rebrand (already happening), and all will need to understand that people are what makes the difference (not there yet).

We, as an industry, perpetuate memes and jokes around the internet that display our world as overworked, devalued, and unappreciated. It’s not so funny that we tend to get what we ask for. We become the stereotypes we share.

How do we change this sexual harassment culture that infests so much of our industry? How can we reverse the course which we seem to be heading down to becoming the next Sodom and Gomorrah?

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What’s The Key Role of Leadership?

What’s The Key Role of Leadership?

As 2017 is nearing its end, the answer is one that’s both consistent and evolving.  Just in case you missed Parts One and Two of this leadership series, here’s a short recap:  The question was asked, “What are the three top responsibilities of leadership, that is, an owner, or C-suite leader?”   

I answered my own question in Part One wearing two hats: experienced owner, and multi-decade “vet” who’s facilitated change and growth in over 1,600 restaurant and hospitality companies in different industry segments.  

Part Two of the series expanded the dialogue. Readers got the perspective of a Founder/CEO, SVP of a multinational brand, and COO of a regional chain.  The panel represented three different industry segments and sizes— all highly successful.

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The Leadership Cookbook Series: A Recipe for Business Success

The Leadership Cookbook Series: A Recipe for Business Success

By Rudy Miick, Foodable Industry Expert

This is the first article of The Leadership Cookbook series and we’ll be exploring recipes for success in leadership. The goal?  Success!  We’ll be exploring leadership issues that are real for you on an everyday basis. The goal is to share behaviors and actions that you can take that will produce positive results for your business. A recipe for business success is no less tangible than a food or beverage recipe is for a great dish or drink. 

Passion Starts it All

As a leader, start at the beginning– passion.  It may be that your team will never share the same passion about your restaurant that you have. Regardless, what are they passionate about?  Find that out and make a connection that celebrates their passion with yours. How can working in your concept support their passion? Passionate employees are great ones. 

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