The hospitality industry has been my entire life for 22 years - my blood, sweat and tears! Many tears… 🤣🤣 but many good times and life long friends made. You know what? I love it, I love hospitality! I love the people, the creativity and the opportunities it has given me and I am desperate for it to thrive again and it will! But what will the collateral damage be to our people? Are we heading back to work after this pandemic like bulls in a china shop unprepared for what’s to come with the same old mentality of business and clients first? [...]
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If there’s one thing this quarantine has provided in abundance- it’s opportunity for self-work. I’ve gone from needing to literally block out time on my calendar for self-care (meditation, journaling, and reading) to having too much time alone with my thoughts and feelings. And it’s brought up a hell of a lot of discomfort. Being able to sit quietly with and embrace feelings of discomfort is something I struggle with deeply. I’m a problem solver at my core, so as soon as feelings like this appear within, my first instinct is to ‘solve’ the root cause of the feeling. I jump [...]
The importance of Good leadership, post COVID-19 by Natalie Joyce (Manager of Entree reception services @ Vacherin)Shane Cooke2020-04-03T20:26:46+00:00
The importance of good Leadership post COVID-19 With the pending reestablishment of workplace environments following the global pandemic, how do we resume our work environments and reengage our teams? How do we return to “business as usual”? Leadership is the key but most importantly effective leadership to ensure inspiration, reassurance and the upmost support, empathy & compassion. The coronavirus pandemic has placed extraordinary demands on leaders in all types of businesses and beyond. COVID-19 has spread fear among employees at all levels. This is a humanitarian fear and that of livelihood. The scale of the outbreak and its unpredictability has made [...]
If you’re anything like me, you’re waking up every morning these days and going ‘is this really my new reality?’ It feels like we’ve all been dumped into the storyline of some weird dystopian YA novel. Except unlike in those novels, our happy ending isn’t quite in sight yet. And for someone who is used to waking up every day with a solid plan and a set of expectations I’m pretty certain I can meet at work and in my personal life- this has all thrown me for a loop. On Tuesday night I cracked open a bottle of port I [...]
Shane Cooke founder of Jasper Wellbeing asks the hospitality industry to stand up and be counted and become leaders in Staff care and Wellbeing.