I spent a few minutes with Valentina Silva, Communications Specialist at the Zingerman’s Service Network. Our talk ranges from her day to day to what her challenges and opportunities are for the future. She offers an employee perspective on a company that practices open book management and one that is known for it’s positive company culture.
In the first episode we learned that Kieron Hales, Managing Partner of Cornman Farms, is multi-talented and is moved to creating a family. He intentionally looks to garner the input of his team through lean and open book practices. This week we look at the results of this inspiration and intentionality. The biggest lesson, he didn’t know anything when he started and failure is the best way to move the company forward.
Listen into the end of my conversation with Kieron and I’ll catch you on the other side.
In this episode Kieron Hales, Managing Partner of Cornman Farms, will go into more of the philosophies of running an event space and working farm. It’s cool to hear his passion to run a purpose, people, profit driven business that equals his passion for food.
At 13, Kieron Hales was a classically trained bassoonist and on his way to chef school and apprenticeship in London. He would go on to serve the Queen, 3 US Presidents, and live in 27 countries. After all that he finds himself managing partner (owner) of Cornman Farms, the Zingerman’s Catering and Event Space located near Ann Arbor, MI.
In the first 8 months Ji Hye, founder and managing partner of Miss Kim, has learned the great responsibility of being a leader especially in regards to: the importance of personnel energy in the workplace, the impact of the hiring process, and gratitude (even in the smallest of details.) In this final last episode with Ji Hye, you will hear about the results of her work thus far in her new restaurant. Continue reading From Skeptic to Believer, Ji Hye Kim Pt 3 Ep 86