Daniel Coyle's book The Culture Code shot up to my #1 recommended book for all people who have to work with other people (especially leaders) the minute I put down the first chapter. It's filled with entertaining and thought-provoking stories of teams - PIXAR, Navy Seals, Upright Citizens Brigade, Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality, jewel … Continue reading Author Daniel Coyle on the Power of Connection and Belonging Cues
That time when you connect with individuals on your team and find out that connection is high on their list of must-haves at work... Fall 2018 Check-In’s At Pizzeria Lola by Nick Smith, Assistant General Manager at Pizzeria Lola, 11/8/18 Starting in early September, our leadership team here at Lola set out on a project … Continue reading Fall Check-In’s at Pizzeria Lola
"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
In 2015, Vestalia Hospitality (we weren't called that then) officially adopted a leadership style and model that we continue to live into everyday. The style is shared, facilitative leadership.* The model highlights seven concepts that weave together brilliantly to make shared, facilitative leadership possible: Power, Communication, Environment, Collaboration, Accountability, Mindsight, and Personal Mastery. There are … Continue reading Connect With People Frequently
Do you know what it's like to feel truly empowered? Can you recognize when it's the real deal, and when it's an empty promise? You might need to answer these questions frequently as you get further down your path of understanding what it is to be empowered. Vestalia's very own Jeff Wynn took some time … Continue reading Feeling Empowered
I came across this article about respect today that felt instantly sharable. Respect is a word that shows up highly in our culture, a while back about 90 of our hourly team members voted it in as one of the three words they'd like to feel while working at our restaurants. Just like anything, respect … Continue reading Do Your Employees Feel Respected?