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Non-Operator
Questions are the answer!

Use questions to solve most of your management problems! 

Added by Christopher Wells on July 17, 2013 at 9:53pm — No Comments


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3 Easy Ways to Tame The Social Media Beast

Brian Gatti, TableSites.com

Ah, social media. It's awesome! Who doesn't love Facebook? You connect with your friends, your colleagues, your clients, and potential customers. And you can play Farmville (or Castleville or Whateverville) for hours on end. And then there's Twitter, which is like the Attention Deficit Disorder kid in the social media classroom. Millions of tweets blasting by, all begging for your attention. Then there's LinkedIn. Then there's Google+. 

What…

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Added by Brian Gatti on March 13, 2013 at 9:26am — No Comments

The Art of Team Leadership

Once a manager-in-training has embarked on a personal development campaign, they are ready to develop the skills needed to become an effective leader. The next step to your dream restaurant manager's job is to learn how to manage a team.

Many people start reading books on team leadership, coaching, and management. This teaches them 'what' they need to know to do the job. What they don't develop is the skills needed to learn how to turn a plan and strategy into an executable…

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Added by Robert Krzak on December 26, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Foundation of Critical Leadership

Critical leadership is the next stage of leadership skills in the restaurant manager's career development strategy.  The fundamentals of a good restaurant manager are personal. They have a narrow focus and are 'downward' focused. This means that they control things, situations, and people that are directly under your job focus.

The next level of career development relates to developing leadership skills which go down, and move up the management chain. These skills have a cause/effect…

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Added by Robert Krzak on December 19, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Are You a Natural Leader?

Leadership is a learned skill. The myth of the natural leader halts too many restaurant manager careers and discourages many restaurant professionals from aggressively seeking better jobs in the hospitality industry. In reality, the only true obstacle to becoming a restaurant manger is knowledge. Everyone may be at different stages of the leadership learning curve.

The plugged in leader understands the ‘life force’ behind a strategy and can anticipate what may go wrong, problems they…

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Added by Robert Krzak on December 12, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Dressing the Front of House Staff

If you own or manage a restaurant you probably have had the opportunity to order new uniforms or clothes for work for the front of the house staff.  These employees greet, seat and serve customers and hopefully provide a great experience. There are many styles available for front of the house staff which can be coordinated with your restaurant colors and design style.  This article will cover what your options are for selecting…

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Added by Aprons & Smocks on December 6, 2012 at 7:23am — No Comments

How to Resolve Obstacles to Leadership Career Development

Any job in the hospitality industry can lead to a better career. There are very few 'dead end' jobs. Everyone is a job seeker at any given time, at any stage of the learning curve. We all have the opportunity to develop leadership skills. Each problem is an opportunity to learn our problem solving and opportunity development skills.

Leadership development is vital, but many people who are just starting fail in their first attempts because they lack the skills and knowledge needed to…

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Added by Robert Krzak on December 5, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Content is King

Time is precious. Most days, it’s the most valuable commodity you have. You are inundated with “do more with less” even though many of us are finally able to add headcount to our teams. You have critical choices about how to and when to invest it almost daily. And the demands to fill and develop the talent pipeline aren’t getting easier – but much more complicated – considering multi generational workplaces, technology advances and quite frankly the demands on the time of your…

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Added by Vickie Frisbie on November 30, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Can You Sell Your Restaurant Management Skills to a Human Resources Manager?

The hospitality industry is a highly competitive one. Whether you are looking for a job as a Chef, restaurant or general manger, or are carving a niche for yourself in another area of the restaurant industry, job seekers need to learn how to sell their skills to the HR manager.

There are many execution strategies. Most are good but fall short of producing results. This is because they tell people what needs to be done. They don’t tell people how to do it.  The ability to understand…

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Added by Robert Krzak on November 28, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Learning the Science behind Critical Leadership

Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupy – Arnold Glasgow

Many people would love to be a General manager, or restaurant manager but twill never reach this goes. They have the education and the experience, but they lack a fundamental aspect of the job which limits their ability to succeed – The ability to execute a critical leadership plan.

The first step to becoming a great manager is to learn what great management looks like. Knowledge…

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Added by Robert Krzak on November 14, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Restaurant Management Skills: The Law of Execution

One of the obstacles to career development is the ability to turn plans into executable strategies. Colleges and universities spend years teaching managers 'what' they need to know to run a restaurant. They have a poor track record at giving budding restaurant managers the skills needed to turn those ideas into 'real' plans that can be executed in the real world.

Coming up through the ranks gives a restaurant manager a solid understanding of the obstacles and problems which arise when…

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Added by Robert Krzak on November 7, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Talent Matters

Experience has taught us much over the last few years about the power of people as a competitive advantage and the rise of socially conscious brands. In some ways the recession has been good for us. Let’s face it. For at least a decade, perhaps longer, disingenuous leaders and brands were able to grow leaps and bounds on the economic strength of our country – regardless of their values or vision for the people or communities they served.

And at the heart of these matters, are people.…

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Added by Vickie Frisbie on November 2, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Restaurant Managers are Experts at Executing Plans

The first step to building a high profile career, and fast tracking your restaurant manager career then you need to understand what a goal is. This doesn't mean a personal goal, a short term goal, or a career goal. You need to understand what a corporate goal is. You need to understand how to identify a goal, outline obstacles, and explain the goal in a way that the board members and decision members will be able to understand what is needed.

The most important aspect of a corporate…

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Added by Robert Krzak on October 31, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Obstacles to Career Development: Ability to Execute a Plan

There are two main obstacles to career development. The main one is the ability to make plans. The second one is the ability to execute plans.  Before understand how to create an execution plan you need to be able to identify a clear goal. This is important because the ability to put your plans on paper in an articulate, clearly understood outline is the first step every restaurant manager needs to get any plan 'off the ground.'

You have goals and dreams. The creative strategy…

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Added by Robert Krzak on October 24, 2012 at 9:31am — No Comments

Can You Sell Your Restaurant Management Skills to a Human Resources Manager?

The hospitality industry is a highly competitive one. Whether you are looking for a job as a Chef, restaurant or general manger, or are carving a niche for yourself in another area of the restaurant industry, job seekers need to learn how to sell their skills to the HR manager.

There are many execution strategies. Most are good but fall short of producing results. This is because they tell people what needs to be done. They don’t tell people how to do it.  The ability to understand…

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Added by Robert Krzak on October 21, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

I Love My Restaurant Management Job!

by: Marty Tarabar,CPC

marty@geckohospitality.com

How often do you hear these words?  

As a management recruiter, we usually hear the opposite. Restaurant managers send us their resumes, looking for a new position.  When we call to do the initial interview, we always hear what ‘s wrong with their job.

  • They are not…
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Added by Robert Krzak on October 15, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments


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Choosing High Quality Aprons

Why Choose High Quality Aprons

 By: Aprons & Smocks

Restaurants use them. Hosts of parties wear them. Even vendors on street corners can be seen with them. They’re aprons and they’ve been around since the twelfth century, protecting clothes in farming, metalwork and food preparation. Today aprons are still extremely important. That’s because this piece of protective clothing…

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Added by Aprons & Smocks on October 12, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments


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How the Affordable Care Act Affects Restaurant Operators

How the Affordable Care Act Affects Restaurant Operators

By: Aprons & Smocks

 

In late June, the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate within President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. This means that starting in 2014, most Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. Furthermore, employers who have 50 or more…

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Added by Aprons & Smocks on October 12, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

HOW OLD ARE YOU? Three Easy Hints To Avoid Age Discrimination.

by: Marty Tarabar,CPC

marty@geckohospitality.com

Don’t let your resume stop you from getting the interview.

Yes, it is illegal to discriminate because of age, but, corporate recruiters can decide whether or not to interview based solely on what they see on your resume.

“Over 30 years of management experience” says you are close or over 50…

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Added by Robert Krzak on October 8, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment


Non-Operator
Brick & Mortar, meet the Social Savvy Consumer

Now get used to it, they aren’t going anywhere. 

 

Take a step back for a moment.  Look at the devices you use in your personal life: phone, tablet, computer, all of them?  Compare that to 10 years ago.   A bit of a difference isn’t it?  Now let’s compare that to the way you manage your restaurant or retail company, is there a difference? How many times do you use your devices to find a business, rate a business, or purchase from a business on a mobile device or computer? …

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Added by David Stewart on August 8, 2012 at 3:45pm — 2 Comments

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Wahlburgers Announces Expansion Plans Including Franchise Agreement in Philadelphia

Wahlburgers has signed a franchise agreement with Hingham Associates, LLC that will bring five Wahlburgers to the metropolitan Philadelphia area over the next several years. The franchise group is actively looking at sites and is targeting a late 2014-early 2015 opening for its first restaurant.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. First Quarter 2014 Revenue Up 24.4%

Comparable restaurant sales increased 13.4% - Restaurant level operating margin was 25.9%, a decrease of 40 basis points

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Jamba Juice Company announced the brand’s continued expansion in the St. Louis market with the opening of a Jamba Juice® store at 11477 Olive Blvd. on April 16, 2014.

Expert in Real Estate Analytics Joins Luna Grill

Luna Grill, the San Diego-based Mediterranean restaurant chain, is welcoming retail real estate industry veteran Greg Thorburn to its leadership team. Thorburn has been brought on board to fill the newly created position of Vice-President of Real Estate.

Rita's Italian Ice Awards Area Development Agreement for Kansas

Rita's Italian Ice has awarded franchise and area development agreements for Kansas and the Kansas City area, which extends to the Missouri side of the city, to franchisees and local residents Jay Miller, Jeff Miller and Pat Reilly.

CROWD FUNDING

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TED: Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces - Matthew Carter (2014)

Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books -- remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.

TED: Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets - Jeremy Kasdin (2014)

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" that allows a telescope to photograph planets from 50,000 kilometers away. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."

TED: Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - Norman Spack (2013)

Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

TED: Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar - Jennifer Senior (2014)

The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

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