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How building relationships conquers challenges

How building relationships conquers challenges

May 5, 2022

Restaurants are a defining feature of any local flavor, both literally and figuratively. The food business may appear simple to the casual observer, but the service, ambiance, and overall dining experience are a constant balancing act. And when the pandemic struck in early 2020, it sent the hospitality industry careening into uncertainty. Lockdowns forced the end of indoor dining and restaurants with minimal takeout sales watched their revenues plummet overnight.

Restaurants are a defining feature of any local flavo...
Restaurants are a defining feature of any local flavor, both literally and figuratively. The food business may appear simple to the casual observer, b...
Restaurants are a defining feature of any local flavor, both literally and figuratively. The food business may appear simple to the casual observer, but the service, ambiance, and overall dining experience are a constant balancing act. And when the pandemic struck in early 2020, it sent the hospitality industry careening into uncertainty. Lockdowns...
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Active listening for authentic connection

Active listening for authentic connection

March 10, 2022

Listening is much like driving: everyone thinks they’re great at it, so few take the time to consider how to improve. But listening is a skill that can be honed and perfected to create greater employee buy-in, increased team morale, and overall organizational success. It can also lead to more genuine, authentic, and symbiotic relationships.

Listening is much like driving: everyone thinks they...
Listening is much like driving: everyone thinks they’re great at it, so few take the time to consider how to improve. But listening is a skill that ...
Listening is much like driving: everyone thinks they’re great at it, so few take the time to consider how to improve. But listening is a skill that can be honed and perfected to create greater employee buy-in, increased team morale, and overall organizational success. It can also lead to more genuine, authentic, and symbiotic relationships....
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Love languages: How to do everything with love

Love languages: How to do everything with love

February 10, 2022

But love is not just for romantic relationships. It plays a key role in our development and completes the human experience. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs tells us that there are five necessities to life. The most basic are our physiological needs, followed by our needs for safety, love/belonging, esteem, and self-actualization. Yes, that means that after food, water, shelter and safety, we need love. Simply eating, drinking, and staying safe do complete us, but the love for ourselves, for others, and for our communities does.

But love is not just for romantic relationships. It p...
But love is not just for romantic relationships. It plays a key role in our development and completes the human experience. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Ne...
But love is not just for romantic relationships. It plays a key role in our development and completes the human experience. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs tells us that there are five necessities to life. The most basic are our physiological needs, followed by our needs for safety, love/belonging, esteem, and self-actualization. Yes, that means that...
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A look at Siegfried's culture

A look at Siegfried's culture

January 13, 2022

We like to have fun at Siegfried. So much fun, in fact, it’s one of our company values. (The others are being fair and building and sharing stakeholder value.) This focus on fun and sharing value across employees and friends of the Firm was on display at our National Summit in Las Vegas, NV.

We like to have fun at Siegfried. So much fun, in fac...
We like to have fun at Siegfried. So much fun, in fact, it's one of our company values. (The others are being fair and building and sharing stakeholde...
We like to have fun at Siegfried. So much fun, in fact, it's one of our company values. (The others are being fair and building and sharing stakeholder value.) This focus on fun and sharing value across employees and friends of the Firm was on display at our National Summit in Las Vegas, NV....
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How to connect with your network this holiday

How to connect with your network this holiday

December 2, 2021

The holiday season is all about spending time with those you care about. But, sometimes a simple phone call just doesn’t seem like enough. Here are some ideas for connecting with others during the holidays, even if you aren’t in the same city.

The holiday season is all about spending time with th...
The holiday season is all about spending time with those you care about. But, sometimes a simple phone call just doesn’t seem like enough. Here are ...
The holiday season is all about spending time with those you care about. But, sometimes a simple phone call just doesn’t seem like enough. Here are some ideas for connecting with others during the holidays, even if you aren’t in the same city....
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The power in seeing people as people

The power in seeing people as people

November 11, 2021

Assuming you don’t see people as aliens or subhumans, you might be asking yourself, “What other way is there to see people besides people?” Well, when you are focused, obsessed, and absorbed with your own interests and activities, it’s likely that you are only thinking of the people around you as far as they impact you. Perhaps you see them as competition, or as a roadblock, or perhaps an ally. Basically, you see them as objects and not as the complex, thoughtful beings they are. And that’s a problem.

Assuming you don't see people as aliens or subhumans...
Assuming you don't see people as aliens or subhumans, you might be asking yourself, "What other way is there to see people besides people?" Well, whe...
Assuming you don't see people as aliens or subhumans, you might be asking yourself, "What other way is there to see people besides people?" Well, when you are focused, obsessed, and absorbed with your own interests and activities, it's likely that you are only thinking of the people around you as far as they impact you. Perhaps you see them as com...
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5 listening techniques to improve your relationships

5 listening techniques to improve your relationships

September 30, 2021

Humans are narcissistic by nature. Prone to think about ourselves and our agenda, we occasionally find it difficult to sit still and listen to someone else.

Humans are narcissistic by nature. Prone to think abo...
Humans are narcissistic by nature. Prone to think about ourselves and our agenda, we occasionally find it difficult to sit still and listen to someone...
Humans are narcissistic by nature. Prone to think about ourselves and our agenda, we occasionally find it difficult to sit still and listen to someone else. ...
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What is managing up?

What is managing up?

September 2, 2021

Managing up sounded terrifying to me the first time I heard it. The second time too, if I’m being honest. I’m supposed to tell my manager what to do? Doesn’t that make them seem like bad leader? Who am I to tell her what she should or should not be doing? Well, turns out, that’s not what managing up is. (Phew.)

Managing up sounded terrifying to me the first time I...
Managing up sounded terrifying to me the first time I heard it. The second time too, if I’m being honest. I’m supposed to tell my manager what to ...
Managing up sounded terrifying to me the first time I heard it. The second time too, if I’m being honest. I’m supposed to tell my manager what to do? Doesn’t that make them seem like bad leader? Who am I to tell her what she should or should not be doing? Well, turns out, that’s not what managing up is. (Phew.)...
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Embracing failure to build success

Embracing failure to build success

May 27, 2021

Happiness and success don’t have to look the same for all of us. For Meredith Bragg, a Senior Associate in our Los Angeles market, happiness comes from the joy of human connection and the freedom of new experiences, and not from conventional success.

Happiness and success don’t have to look the same f...
Happiness and success don’t have to look the same for all of us. For Meredith Bragg, a Senior Associate in our Los Angeles market, happiness comes f...
Happiness and success don’t have to look the same for all of us. For Meredith Bragg, a Senior Associate in our Los Angeles market, happiness comes from the joy of human connection and the freedom of new experiences, and not from conventional success....
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