Bonus Episode #25 – Hospitality Meets Jason E. Brooks – Every Leader Needs Followers

Today’s special episode features an engaging conversation with the quite wonderful Jason E. Brooks, a seasoned expert in the restaurant industry and the author of the transformative book “Every Leader Needs Followers.”

Phil, delves into Jason’s innovative strategies for integrating new hires, his methodology for effective leadership, and the crucial shift from managing to leading a team. Jason sheds light on his book’s five keys, encapsulated in the acronym MODEL, and further expands on the importance of mastering meetings and bridging the gap between employee and customer perspectives.

Join us as we explore the fundamentals of creating a MODEL mindset for leadership, the power of influence, and the need for continuous training and self-reflection, especially in the challenging times in the aftermath of the pandemic.

Whether you are in the hospitality industry or any other field, this episode offers valuable insights into building sustainable leadership, prioritising employee well-being, and fostering a culture of trust and collaboration. Sit back and tune in for a thought-provoking discussion that promises to leave a lasting impact on your approach to leadership!

The Guest

Jason E. Brooks is a speaker, coach, author, and founder of HospiVation, LLC. Jason creates content that helps impact hospitality leaders on their journeys to help others around them fulfill their calling. His first book, Every Leader Needs Followers: 10 Keys to Transform Restaurant Managers to Hospitality Leaders, launched in March 2024. Jason is a professional speaker and coach speaking on leadership mindsets and techniques in the hospitality industry.

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The Sponsor

Today’s episode comes to you in partnership with RotaCloud, the people management platform for shift-based teams.

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