Ruth K Ross led a successful career as a strategic human resources executive with top FORTUNE 100 companies for 30 years before she went on to start her own company in San Francisco to focus on the critical intersection where people and process fuse together in organizations. A thought leader on engagement, Ruth’s work with C-suite executives, middle management and service professionals validated her belief that disengagement is robbing people of their passions and cutting deeply into corporate profitability.
Ruth is an author, a speaker, and a consultant, and she is amazing!
The cost of this disengagement is staggering. According to the Gallup Organization, the value of lost productivity is costing businesses in the U.S. $500 billion annually.
Ruth offers simple, effective ways to foster engagement which can create a better culture within your organization and ultimately increase your profitability, not to mention improve lives as well.
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Lodging Econometrics has tracked the hotel industry since 1998. Its global database includes new-hotel pipelines as well as renovations and brand conversions. Hotel franchisers once eager to launch new brands are focused on converting existing hotels because it’s a faster way to recover revenue lost to the COVID-19 pandemic than through new construction. In Episode 346, Lodging Leaders explores the increasing number of conversions in the U.S. hotel industry and what owners and operators need to consider before repositioning an asset.
In the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., financiers anticipated a swell of distressed hotel businesses. Some raised rescue funds to respond to what they thought was a pending crisis. Though there are financial rescues taking place, the level of such activity is far below what industry advisers and fund managers expected. Commercial real estate investors positioned to act in the early days of the pandemic held off and are now just beginning to unleash their cash hoards totaling billions of dollars. Episode 345 of Lodging Leaders podcast explores the state of capital investment in the hotel industry.