21 Ways Leaders in the Hospitality Industry can Build Back Better in 2021

What we tell ourselves will make or break us.  Make it positive. 

Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.  MLK said it best.

Listen to your team, your customers, your own leaders, and your own intuition

Educate others, and share what you have learned

Activity combined with intention yields productivity

Deliver on your promises and most importantly, deliver on your team’s expectations

Wake up grateful every single day; it could always be worse

Invest time in quality conversations, make connections, and build personal relationships

Today is the day.  You’ll never be younger than you are right now, so be bold and take risks.

Have empathy; seek to understand how people feel so you can meet them where they are

Hope for the future and be a ray of hope for those you lead

Open yourself up to receive the gift of companionship, mentorship, and trusting relationships

Say what you’ll do and do what you say.  You’ll gain respect and credibility and build trust.

Purpose is the one thing which will keep you motivated and inspired in the face of all adversity
Integrity is more important and attractive than becoming important; Integrity is the attraction
Take personal accountability, go first; it’s never the wrong time to do the right thing
Accept who you are, accept others for who they are, and accept organizational realities

Love always has been and will always be the most powerful weapon in any adverse situation 

Inspire others and look for ways to become inspired yourself

Temper your passion with patience, humility, and grit.  MTXE- Mental Toughness, eXtra Effort

You are one of a kind; find out what makes you, you, and lean into your strengths everyday 

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I’ve compiled twenty years’ worth of leadership lessons, stories, and applications for how to lead with hospitality and why it makes a difference that matters for everyone in your life, at work, at home, and in your community.