Wed, 4 November 2015
In this episode we discuss: How to be intentional with your energy; why your job as a leader is to serve; why you can't let your success go to your head; the importance of a clear vision and practical business plan; how to approach and recruit employees who currently working at other restaurants; the power of pulling back layers in an interview; why we need to drop the old school way of thinking; and the #1 most important number we need to track in our restaurant.
From washing dishes at a pizza joint to leading a $30million restaurant brand, Mike Ganino has always been obsessed with culture, leadership, and helping his team find greatness. Mike has: opened over 100 restaurants; worked in fine dining as server, trainer, and bartender; was a Potbelly's manager at the age of 21, become national trainer for Potbelly and designed Potbelly U; worked with Lettuce Entertain You to launch Wow Bao; was Director of Ops, Training and HR at HomeMade Pizza company, where he help lead them to private equity partnership; was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Protein Bar, taking it from 1 location to 15 (help lead them to a private equity partnership. Today he spends his time as a coach, speaker, and trainer. Mike teaches how to go for greatness by creating a work culture you love.