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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

 

A big decision needs to be made around the Hotel. Everybody is looking to you to make that decision; you are anxious that it will impact significantly upon your Hotel and maybe even your career if it goes wrong? … But the Hotel General Manager went on holiday with a clear “do not disturb” notice. What do […]

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Is Commercial Awareness the most Important Hotel Management Skill for a Hotel Manager working in a big city today? I think possibly so…  (read on or watch the video) When an employer thinks you have Commercial Awareness, they trust you to make decisions that do not threaten the Hotel’s current and future ability to make […]

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Although you probably do not want to hear about it, the first thing I am going to tell you about today is what my lousy first Assistant Hotel Manager job was like, and how my General Manager ignored me (read on or watch the video). Today I feel like telling you about how, when I […]

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Chefs are our lions; the pride of the Hotel. I was a Hotel Food and Beverage Manager. I got all the glory. And credit. And guess what? I soon realised that I only deserved part of it (read on or watch the video). Respect Chefs. I learned early on that they are key to being […]

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In the days before I worked in Hotels, I rather naively imagined everybody was friends in Hotels – the distinctions between what various departments did, or the differences between the various roles within them, was unclear? (read on or watch the video) Even when I started working in Hotels and the true picture came into focus, […]

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What-ever Hotel or which-ever Hotel Department you work in, choosing the right Phrases to motivate, inspire and get the best performance out of your team is a key Hotel Management skill (read on or watch the video). Is it simply just a case of being very clear in what you say? Or are there actually phrases […]

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It was one of those mornings that Sawyers wanted to stay in bed (read on or watch the video). Laying in the comfort of his warm blanket wrapped around him. He was thinking it was a day he could sleep in. Suddenly, his eyes opened wide, he realized the alarm clock hadn’t sounded. Sawyers jumped out […]

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Hotel Management is a tough – but rewarding – career and one that should be a continuous learning journey (carry on reading or watch the video). Last night I tried to come up with the 5 ‘big’-skills that could have the biggest effect on a Hotel Line Managers or Duty Managers short-term and longer-term success? Self-management It […]

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Hotel Supervisors and Managers often find complimenting a Hotel colleague for a job well done difficult (Read on or watch the Video). But remember how important it can be – distinguishing you as a supportive leader whilst also building morale.  It’s crucial to keep in mind that compliments should be sincere and relevant to your […]

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Chances are, there are a few great Hotel Supervisors in your Hotel that aren’t yet in managerial positions? (Read on or watch the video) Some of them may already take on the role without claiming the title, while others may show subtle signs that they’ve got what it takes to lead? What are real signs that […]

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