Empowerment – A Story of Challenge

Hello there! I've got another point of view on empowerment for you to dig into! If you’re in a situation where someone is empowering you to do something, a relationship is automatically created.  They are transferring decision-making and ownership to you and you are receiving it. Sometimes that goes well, and sometimes it doesn’t - … Continue reading Empowerment – A Story of Challenge

Setting the Stage for Sharing Feedback That Feels Hard To Give

It's still March, and we're still exploring different types of conversations that pop up a lot in our day-to-day at Vestalia (and, let's face it, in all parts of our lives).  Turning the spotlight on feedback this week. Initiating conversations where you need to share feedback with a person to get them back on track … Continue reading Setting the Stage for Sharing Feedback That Feels Hard To Give

Vestalia Leadership Essentials

In January 2019, the Vestalia Hospitality team got together with the leadership teams at each restaurant to brainstorm goals for the future and to talk about our shared purpose and values.  We also got to understanding about the relationship between Vestalia and the restaurants including what our roles are, how we can utilize and support … Continue reading Vestalia Leadership Essentials

Showing Up: A Language for Accountability

"Showing Up" has been top of mind for the last month; it's a great concept to muse on during a time when we're constantly asked to take stock of where we're at, where we're going, where we are spending time, energy, and attention.  While "showing up" sits nicely under that umbrella, it also is a … Continue reading Showing Up: A Language for Accountability

How To Get To Your Truth Without Blame or Judgment

We're about to enter a season filled with joy...and frustration. As you bump up against friends, family, and colleagues that are showing up in a way that leaves you sad, stressed, or angry, don't avoid them or pour fuel on the fire - consider getting it out in the open in a way that fosters … Continue reading How To Get To Your Truth Without Blame or Judgment

High Performing Teams Part 2 – Team Dynamics

Last week I sent out an article that proposed a picture of what a High Performance Team (HPT) looks like, in it the essential elements they focused on were having:  Clear purpose Strong behavioral frameworks Genuine relationships and communication This week's article drills down into that by looking at how that all plays out in … Continue reading High Performing Teams Part 2 – Team Dynamics

The Next Time You Want to Complain at Work, Do This Instead

Frequently throughout the day, everyone engages in "Backwards Conversations" (aka monologues, or judgements, or blaming/shaming stories); it's a natural way to make meaning of a situation when you notice things aren't going the way you'd like them to. While some of these moments go nowhere, holding onto blaming stories and the negative emotions they generate … Continue reading The Next Time You Want to Complain at Work, Do This Instead