Do you love to mingle and meet new people or would you rather sit home and watch paint dry than subject yourself to a crowd of strangers?
Today’s hospitality environment practically demands you attend conferences and other people-focused events if you’re going to be successful in business. But how do you:
In Episode 250 of Lodging Leaders, we talk to several people adept at not only networking but also building a network of mentors and trusted peers you can turn to throughout your career, no matter where you are on the leadership rung.
Though our guests are female, their advice is a must-hear for men, too.
Featured are Joya Dass, a TV news anchor in New York City and founder of LadyDrinks, a networking enterprise for business women; Patrina King of Atlanta, a human resources professional, award-winning golfer and founder of Golf Women Mean Business; and Rebecca Maxwell of New York City, co-founder of Asentiv who coaches entrepreneurs on how to build a network of trusted friends and advisers.
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Two viruses emerged in the U.S. this year – COVID-19 and society’s backlash against racism. The coronavirus pandemic forced hotels to close or drastically cut back on their workforces as occupancy plummeted to unprecedented lows. And America’s streets resounded with the voices of citizens protesting racism as businesses began to respond by promising new and better commitments toward diversity, inclusion and equality in hiring and promotion. In Episode 288 of Lodging Leaders podcast, we explore the issues hotels are facing in bringing back laid-off workers and recruiting new employees in the midst of a health pandemic that seems to have no end and society’s desperate call for Corporate America to get serious about ending systemic racism.
Extended-stay hotels are weathering the coronavirus crisis better than their transient cousins, according to reports. The Highland Group’s half-year report shows economy and mid-priced extended-stay hotels are faring better than upscale extended-stay accommodations. Second-quarter earnings reports from companies such as Extended Stay America prove the resiliency of the sector, especially when sales teams shift their focus to new prospects such as college students, leisure travelers who value the kitchen and essential workers in it for the long haul. Long Live Lodging examines what gives extended-stay its muscle in a weak economy. This report is part of our ongoing coverage of the coronavirus crisis and its impact on the hotel industry.