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How Porn Addiction Can Wreck Your Work Ethic and Restaurant! addiction core values culture leadership

WARNING: I am about to discuss a taboo topic that the restaurant industry needs to address. So buckle up; this one is not going to be pretty. If you are sensitize to touchy topic…STOP HERE!

 

Welcome to the eye-opening journey into the detrimental impact of porn addiction on work...

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The Winning Strategy: Attracting and Retaining Top Talent for Your Restaurant – A Four-Step Approach hiring leadership turnover

No more despairing over an understaffed restaurant. It's time to dust off your note-taking skills because we're diving into a four-step game plan to draw the crème de la crème to your restaurant, starting immediately.

If your restaurant mirrors many others in your local scene,...

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The One Key to Making More Profits and Working Less culture leadership mindset peak performance

If you’re an owner who wants to make more profits and work less, then you’re in the right place.

I have a big fat warning for you, though: what you’re about to read won’t be easy.

The truth is that you have the ability to make more profits and work less.

It’s...

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The Pandemic Isn’t Your Fault, But How You Ran Your Restaurant Before Is! coronavirus culture kpi's leadership mindset operations

The Coronavirus Pandemic is unlike anything we have ever experienced. Times like these bring out the best in some people and the worst in others. It has forced some to close for good and for others to rethink their reason for staying in this industry. Some have added take-out and delivery. Others...

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How To Rewire Your Restaurant Brain For Total Success leadership mindset operations

Creating new habits and rewiring your brain is not easy. If it was, everyone would be living their life to the potential and not have any backslides. Real, life is not like that!

It takes constant and steady pressure to change yourself. That is why the concept of Kaizen is SO IMPORTANT to our new...

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Where Are Your Stuck? The 4 Stages of Restaurant Growth culture growth leadership mastermind

Knowing where you are is just the start.

I'VE BEEN WHERE YOU ARE...

Running a restaurant can be without a doubt, one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever experience in more ways than one. But it is also one of the hardest things you’ll ever do as well!

With a never-ending...

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Why Do So Many Restaurants STILL Suck? It’s Their Culture culture leadership operations

Go sit in your restaurant for an hour with your eyes closed and just listen. What do you hear?

Does it sound like the smooth cadence of a well-oiled machine or more like a clunky old car engine that backfires every minute?

When I am coaching a client, I love to sit in the dining room and just...

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The Perfect Recruiting Plan culture hiring leadership

If you’re like the majority of restaurants and bars in your market, you’ve been struggling to find staff.

Many operators are struggling to find any staff! Are they breathing? Can they form a coherent sentence? Yes? Hired!

The new hires stay for a few weeks but end up...

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Get Ready for the Post-COVID Economy Now! covid leadership mindset

The bad news: Here we are, waiting for the world to end.

I know I wrote a post a little while back saying that there would be a restaurant apocalypse in 2020. I did not see this curveball coming.

The good news: The world is not going to end! However, it is...

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How Fear Holds Your Restaurant Back leadership marketing mindset operations

Gather ‘round and allow me to tell you a tale. The names have been changed to protect those not so innocent. Let this tale be a precautionary lesson for you to not go down the same path lest you suffer the same fate as this restaurant did.

You’ve been warned—stop reading now if...

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Excuse Me, Have You Seen My Core Values Running Down the Street? core values leadership

What’s going on with you?

Seriously—why haven’t you started taking action on your big goals for this year yet?

  • Still, waiting for a couple of key elements to fall into place?
  • The position of the moon not favorable for this grand venture?
  • Do you need to hire that one person who...
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Working IN Your Restaurant Doesn’t Work culture leadership mindset
Author’s Note: This is an excerpt from my new book title Your Restaurant Culture Sucks! Coming out in late February 2021.
 

 
You’ve heard it said to you by every consultant out there...You need to work ON your restaurant and not IN your restaurant. Yet, here you are still...
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