Rubbing shoulders with successful people has demonstrated that they all share certain characteristics. There are six traits that all successful people have in common, and they serve as drivers to success. Some of those people came by the traits naturally. Others learned the traits one at a time from various sources.
For bakeries across the country, a successful holiday season comes down to detailed planning and preparation. As customers line up for their favourite seasonal treats and large holiday party orders are placed, smooth sailing can quickly turn into chaos without advanc planning of products, ingredients and staffing.
Matthew and Janice are entrepreneurs who’ve been in business for nearly two years. They recently decided to attend a leadership conference to help them remain competitive leaders/entrepreneurs in a global economy.
Don’t incentivize employees with money. They don’t want it.
"Every day’s a crisis,” Jeff grumped to his carpool after work. “If it isn’t an urgent deadline, then the boss is mad or equipment is on the fritz! I never get to relax, no matter how hard I try!”
There are many things that make a great baker, pastry chef, chocolatier or cake designer. One needs a certain natural talent and inclination for making food magic, alongside a passion for it. One also needs an understanding of ingredient interaction and recipe process.
May 8 is Mother’s Day, which seems an apt time to reflect on the role of motherhood in the baking industry. Let’s face it (and state the obvious to get it out of the way): working motherhood is a juggling act in any career. As with all fields, a life in the baking industry can have its particular challenges. There can be long hours, shift work, low salary, and lack of health benefits.
As a new year begins, most of us are focused on the resolutions we’ve chosen to pursue. While 2016 is still relatively fresh, you might want to consider adding one (probably unexpected) goal to perennial favorites like losing weight or getting your finances in order: becoming more humble. Why? Larger-than-life egos are fast becoming liabilities, not the signs of strength and leadership they once were. Indeed, in what may first appear to be a paradox, ego’s mortal enemy—humility—is one of the traits most likely to guarantee success in the 21st century workplace.
Developing a positive and energetic attitude amongst your staff will go a long way to keeping your customers happy.
Jacqueline remembers her first day at her last job almost as if it were yesterday. She had on a new outfit, left her apartment early, and was excited to get to work and learn everything she could about her new company.
Leadership is not a position!
While many web retailers and big box stores will choose to compete on price, smaller retailers who are unable to operate on such slim margins have to focus their energy on providing great customer service and expertise.
Toronto – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is releasing new data on what’s on the minds of small business owners when they look to hire.
Edmonton – So far this year, 88 job seekers who face employment challenges have landed jobs thanks to an innovative program that has been extended to May 2016.
Jan. 9, 2015 -- The NFL has 32 teams, not groups. Teams. All teams are groups, but not all groups are teams. Calling a group a team doesn’t make it one. That’s the team myth.
Behind every successful bakery operation is an effective manager or owner who knows how to successfully lead staff.
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ABA ConventionSat Mar 25, 2017
Bakery Congress 2017Sun Apr 23, 2017
13th Annual North American Summit on Food SafetyWed Apr 26, 2017
SIAL CanadaTue May 02, 2017
Bakery ChinaWed May 10, 2017
IDDBA 2017Sun Jun 04, 2017