What Are Your Leadership Goals?

What Are Your Leadership Goals?

Who you are as a leader changes from day to day. (And if it doesn’t, you may not be doing it right.) Effective leaders are flexible, changing styles and strategies to meet the needs of their teams. Effective leaders know that in order for their teams to grow, they...
Dream Big (and Make Your Goals Bigger)

Dream Big (and Make Your Goals Bigger)

It’s been said that the only difference between a dream and goal is a deadline. It’s true – what gets measured, gets done, so setting a timeframe for achieving a goal is a good place to start. When you’re designing restaurant employee training, create SMART goals, or...
Effective Restaurant Training Blends Strategies

Effective Restaurant Training Blends Strategies

There’s truth in the Chinese proverb that says, “I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.” When it comes to effective restaurant training, it’s important to present material so that it can be both understood and implemented. Adult learners...
The Truth About Restaurant Profitability

The Truth About Restaurant Profitability

What business are you in? Sure, you run a restaurant, but in reality, you’re in the retail sales business. You have a product that you want to sell, and you depend on your staff to work together to sell it at the highest profit margin possible. Your smart business...
Increase Restaurant Sales with a Team Approach

Increase Restaurant Sales with a Team Approach

Incentives, contests, and rewards are go-to strategies when you want to increase restaurant sales. Many operators tie them to either an overall increase in per-person check averages or an increase in sales of a particular menu item, such as increasing appetizer sales...