In my role as a leader, a partner, a mom, and a person on this earth, I am constantly in danger of believing that: I know more about a problem presented to me and how to solve it than anyone else in it. I know more about what is needed for a project or initiative … Continue reading Humility, Curiosity, and Getting On the Same Page
"Connect With People Frequently" is the first of Vestalia's five Leadership Essentials. Taking the time to sustain a relationship with your team members where you both feel acknowledged, supported, encouraged, and celebrated as individuals doesn't just satisfy organizational goals, it fulfills basic and intense human needs built into our very DNA. In the following article, … Continue reading The Human Need for Connection
All this talk over the past month about empowerment - what we believe it does for our organization and the people in it, how we embrace it or push it away - and not a peep about how it might be done. There are probably hundreds of ways to go about empowerment, we pulled one … Continue reading Vestalia’s Empowerment 101 – How the Heck Does it Happen?
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
We're jumping in this month with the topic of communication. The first two articles will focus on types of conversations - what is in the DNA of how you're going about talking with or to someone? Why is it helpful to pay attention to that? These ideas can be applied in all aspects of your … Continue reading Conversation Types
In January, 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 one … Continue reading Vestalia Leadership Essentials
Change is our theme for the month, I thought I'd kick it off with something you can bring straight into the many walls of your restaurant: understanding some mechanics of a team's response to change. "Some" is an important word here, there are countless factors that go into how individuals and teams develop their acceptance … Continue reading Understanding Team Response to Change