Resources for Support During COVID-19: Focus on MN and Restaurant Industry

Hello everyone, Our organization has had to make some very difficult decisions in the last few days, as have many others in our community and state.  We are gathering a list of resources for people who have been laid off or are working with significantly reduced hours or wages so they can start navigating other … Continue reading Resources for Support During COVID-19: Focus on MN and Restaurant Industry

Inviting Heart Into Your Life

Heart is about giving a damn.  It's about showing up and being present with ourselves and others.  Having heart is how we share and experience kindness, compassion, and connection.  Heart needs nurturing; it rarely appears out of nowhere and doesn't tend to stick around without any effort on our part. I asked some members of … Continue reading Inviting Heart Into Your Life

Giving A Damn Outside Our Four Walls 

When you're in the hospitality business, it's natural to put a lot of focus on serving your guests.  It is also worthwhile to serve the communities you're in as well.  Here's a little peek into a few ways that Vestalia Hospitality creates connection and brings heart to the people in our neighborhood. Giving A Damn … Continue reading Giving A Damn Outside Our Four Walls 

Connecting Others to a Resolution Plan

When there’s a problem on the team, people are going to talk about it.  Usually it’s in hushed tones while at work, or it’s the hot topic at the coffee shop or bar after everyone’s shift.  When someone vents or complains to a specific person, it’s usually because they feel safe sharing their thoughts with … Continue reading Connecting Others to a Resolution Plan

How Conflict is Born

While all conflict is unique based on its content and what the people involved are bringing to it, there exists a common blueprint at their inception that, once identified, can help you recognize and resolve it in its early stages.   How Does a Conflict Start? The precursor of any conflict can be defined as the … Continue reading How Conflict is Born

Say the Thing That Needs to Be Said

Saying the thing that needs to be said is easier said than done.  Whether we’re putting ourselves out there by expressing a unique idea, pointing out an obstacle that is getting in someone’s way, or holding others to shared standards that it appears they’re falling short of, a whole host of scary “What if’s…” start … Continue reading Say the Thing That Needs to Be Said

Want to Grow as a Leader?  Here’s One Way to Ask Your Team For the Feedback You’ll Need. 

As a leader, everyone on your team has created an impression of who you are and how you operate.  Some of it is based on their own experience, some of it is based on rumor, all of it is subject to their unique perception.  Whether the picture being painted is rosy or thorny, true or … Continue reading Want to Grow as a Leader?  Here’s One Way to Ask Your Team For the Feedback You’ll Need.