From 90% Paycut to Restaurant Owner, Ji Hye Kim, Part 1 Ep 84

In this episode we hear Ji Hye’s move from being 13 when she came to the U.S. to her decision to become a managing partner and creator of Zingerman’s newest restaurant, a Korean cuisine restaurant, Miss Kim. Continue reading From 90% Paycut to Restaurant Owner, Ji Hye Kim, Part 1 Ep 84

Radical Democratization of Financial Intelligence, Tom Root Pt 02

Learn how to give your team the information they need to truly become engaged and empowered in this part 2 of 4 with Tom Root. He’s Managing Partner, Zingmerman’s Mail Order and continuous improvement leader and creator of a business maker space called Maker Works in Ann Arbor, MI. 

I completely ripped this off of the Zingerman’s website. They created it and deserve full credit.

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Business Deep Dive 6 and 7 Building a Great Team

This post continues our ZingTrain webinar replays. This is the beginning of the 2nd series that I’ve called, Building a Great Team.

The first recording has a crazy echo and we won’t replay it here. The 2nd webinar is called 8 Terrific Tips to Tune up Your Team. If you find your team is experiencing the following, then you need to listen for some great ideas to help solve them:

  • Productivity is down
  • Energy seems flat
  • Interpersonal tension is up
  • “Fun” isn’t a word you’d use to describe coming to work

Go to the Business Deep Dive page to see a list of all the series and the show replays under each of them. If you click on the links provided you will find slides and ZingTrain notes. Continue reading Business Deep Dive 6 and 7 Building a Great Team

Business Deep Dive 03 Servant Leadership

Diving into the principles of servant leadership with the ZingTrain crew. When I think of servant leadership I think humility, and putting the organization first, the team second and the individual (myself) third. Therefore, when I will look for ways to serve those around me before I consider my needs. Continue reading Business Deep Dive 03 Servant Leadership

Give Up Control and Grow

In part 2 of my series with Kevin Jones, I asked for details on his company viaPing and the work he’s doing around employee feedback. We’ve all seen the yearly, or in one case every 3 year, employee feedback surveys. We take them and very rarely see any results or actions taken as a result. Kevin’s thought of another method that he’s helped companies implement and it’s called viaPing and it’s a methodology of daily employee feedback. Yes, daily.

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This talk is not just about his company it’s about loosening up control, giving employees more room to take chances, and creating opportunities for conversations to begin among all levels and departments of  your company.

Kevin Jones works with companies to help them reimagine and change the way they work, operate, and how they engage their employees.  The only way to do this is to challenge the status quo. Continue reading Give Up Control and Grow