How Self-Motivated of a CHEF Are YOU?

Are you motivated to achieve what you really want in life? (Part 1) And how hard do you push yourself to get things done? Wanting to do something and motivating yourself to actually do it are two different things. So, what’s the difference between those who never reach their goals, year after year, and those Read More

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Do You Know The Best Mix in Culinary Training Methods?

You and your team members want to be good at your jobs, so you want to learn – and keep on learning. But how do you learn most effectively? We’re all familiar with classroom-based training. But there are other, sometimes more effective, ways to learn. With the 70:20:10 model of learning, formal courses make up Read More

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The 5E Learning System For Chefs

Have you ever worked for someone who was just a great teacher? He or she may have encouraged you to reflect on your own experience, draw lessons from it, and then extend these lessons into a whole new area. Instead of simply being presented with the information you needed to learn, you explored it, and Read More

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My Favorite 5

The Current Book I am Reading I enjoy reading Larry Wingets work (get out of your awn way). Don’t create a “To Do List”; create a “To Get Done List”. ~ Larry Winget This is a great book and will give you a kick in the butt! Larry Winget has a style that is not Read More

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Identifying and Developing Culinary Leaders

Leadership Theories There are many theories of leadership: The “great man” theory claims that leaders are born, not made. By contrast, behavioral theory says that leadership skills can be learned. Trait theory argues that leaders have a certain combination of natural, instinctive characteristics or traits. Situational theories tell us that the different leadership styles each have Read More

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9 Common Leadership and Management Mistakes; Avoiding Universal Pitfalls

1. Not Giving Proper Feedback According to  over 1,000 executives polled by The Ken Blanchard Companies, failing to provide feedback is the most common mistake that leaders make. When you don’t provide prompt feedback to your people, you’re depriving them of the opportunity to improve their performance. 2. Not Making Time for Your Team When Read More

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