by Becky Lemon, 2/14/2022 The magic that connection creates is far-reaching. Constantly achieving it satisfies our basic, instinctual human need for belonging and safety, making it easier for us to show up as our authentic selves and spend our energy building healthy relationships with one another. For teams it’s important to understand that trust, a … Continue reading Connection as a Tool to Build Trust
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.
That Time When You Know You Should Go Out and Get Feedback, Yet You Don’t.
In our lives we often know what is “good for us,” and yet we don’t do it. Eating healthy. Getting enough sleep. Disconnecting with our phone and connecting with loved ones instead. As a leader, you may know it is “good for you” to go out and get feedback from your team - sustaining a … Continue reading That Time When You Know You Should Go Out and Get Feedback, Yet You Don’t.
Not Getting Candid Feedback From Your Team When You Ask For It? Try This First.
As a leader, why is it your responsibility to go out and get feedback from your team? In the workplace, most people haven’t been conditioned to candidly tell you, their boss, what you’re doing that’s causing strain on the team or project. It also doesn’t necessarily occur to them to point out to you what … Continue reading Not Getting Candid Feedback From Your Team When You Ask For It? Try This First.