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Advice For A New Restaurant Manager

Congratulations on your new job as a restaurant manager. I am sure you are very excited to start your new position. If you have transitioned from another position in the restaurant industry, I am sure you are excited to make many great changes to improve restaurant operations and fix many of the problems you have […]

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Leadership: Self Improvement

  “Good leaders develop through a never-ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience.” -Manual on Military Leadership Over the last few weeks I have addressed several important facets of leadership.  In these posts I have discussed the power of leadership and how to harness it.  In the conclusion to this series, I want to […]

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Leadership: Improving Others

  “Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.” -Brian Tracy So far in this series I have discussed the qualities of a leader, how to get others to believe in your goal, and how to get the best results out of those who follow you.  The final two posts will discuss […]

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Leadership: Leading by Example

  “Good leaders must first become good servants.” -Robert Greenleaf The reason why the notion of a “natural born leader” is so offensive to many leaders is that it is often used as an excuse.  Rather than using leaders as role models too many people will say that the leader has some sort of intrinsic […]

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Leadership: Empowering Others

  “If you don’t understand that you work for your mislabeled ‘subordinates,’ then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny.” -Dee Hock You have two choices as a manager.  You can force every staff member to do things as you would do them or you can encourage them to achieve the results you […]

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Leadership: Creating A Shared Goal

  “Leaders don’t force people to follow-they invite them on a journey.” -Charles S. Lauer The fundamental question behind the desire to manage rather than lead is, “How can I get people to do what I want them to do if they do not want to do it?”  Failure to answer this question is what leads […]

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The Keys To Leadership

Several times on this blog I have referred to the fact that you cannot manage servers.  This is always followed up by the idea that you have to lead them instead.  Managing servers is very much like trying to herd cats.  I think this is a fairly easy concept to grasp.  The difficulty in putting […]

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Sergeants and Generals

For those of you who do not know me personally, I have a confession to make.  I am a huge history nerd.  This means that The History Channel’s “America: The History of Us” is taking up a large portion on my DVR.  I was watching the episode on World War II the other day when […]

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