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Welcome to the howtobecomeahotelmanager.com blog. A Free Learning Platform for everyone within the Hospitality Industry, but probably most useful to you if you have not had the time or the money to go to College or University.

Lots of the Blog is discussion relating to Hospitality Management and is free and available to everybody. Some of you might want to buy my e-book or the paperback copy of the same materials.

Best wishes

Stephen Blog Sawyers

 

You Cannot Lead Effectively until you can Lead Yourself? (read on or watch the video) “To be an Effective Leader you Need to Understand and Manage Yourself Well.” Rasmus Hougaard famously said. 3 SKILLS OF THE WORLD’S TOP LEADERS* Top leaders take care of themselves. They receive adequate sleep. They exercise. They have a healthy diet. […]

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How should a Hotel Manager behave through-out their Shift? (carry on reading or watch the video) From my Observations over 25 years there are a range of behaviours Successful Hotel Managers often perform on a daily basis. 12 ways to start your day like a Successful Hotel Manager: Take two minutes to breathe, pray, or […]

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Hotel Manager Tip No. 1 : Gradually shift your mental focus …… (please read on or watch the video) 6 Reasons Hotel Employees DON’T TALK to their Hotel Managers. Hotels can have a Cold Professional Culture. Caring happens outside Hotels. Hotel Managers are too Talkative. Curiosity about Hotel Employees is rare. Intimidating Hotels. What’s in your […]

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Not Listening is the first step towards being a lousy Hotel Manager. But what if your Hotel Manager or Supervisor is a lousy listener? How can you Help Your Hotel Manager or Supervisor Be a Better Listener? Let me Tell You: Give them the courtesy that YOU would expect to receive. How would you like […]

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Resistance to Change is apparent in ALL Hotels. Change WILL happen eventually. If Change doesn’t happen, Hotels DIE. Change Indicates Life. (Read on or watch the video) Sources of Resistance to Change: Quick decision-making on the part of Hotel Managers. Sudden unplanned Changes in any directions invite Resistance. Personal agendas. “If I wasn’t so busy, I could […]

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The Career of a Hotel Manager has six distinct parts….. (read on or watch the video) Stage 1: Believe YOU have something to offer. Why try – if you don’t believe you matter? Everything begins with belief. Don’t worry that you don’t have enough. Believe in yourself enough to Know and Accept who you are? Identify […]

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12 TOUGH Challenges Found in HOTEL LEADERSHIP These challenges of Hotel leadership are to be found inside every Hotel leader at some time. Stop blaming Hotels and others for your shortfalls and failures. Stop. Think. Behave. (Please read on or watch the video) The 12 Toughest Challenges of Hotel Leadership: Humility during success. Humility is the quality […]

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When YOU give your own staff feedback, it’s brilliant, caring, and helpful. When THEY give you feedback, it’s irrelevant, uncaring, and unhelpful (read on or watch the video). It’s interesting that your feedback is right, but their feedback is useless. Top ten reasons Hotel Managers ignore feedback: Hotel Employees don’t give feedback the “right” way. […]

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Is there Magic to a Good Hotel Strategy? A lot of people think that the creation of Hotel strategy is a mysterious process — something that’s secretly practised behind closed doors. But there’s no Magic in Strategy (carry on reading or watch the video). There are only two reasons for Hotel Strategy….. A Strategy is […]

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