by Alan Campbell, Featured Contributor
SOME WHERE SOME PLACE there is a CEO wondering if he is up to the challenge of the position that he has just been handed. Wondering if he can move the company forward and with confidence. Where does a CEO get inspiration, who does he consult with? After all the decision rest with him. Any order that he might give affects everyone down the chain of command. This could be a real page turner if things go astray and the company goes under. Well people that has happened. So pay attention to the rules of engagement.
Somewhere there is a regional president wondering if he will ever be considered for the top job of the company that he has worked so hard for. Will he have the right credential to be considered, has he done the right things, has he presented himself wisely enough to be elevated to the top spot.
Somewhere there is a vice president asking himself if he will be considered for a presidential post with the company? He has worked efficiently and demonstrated his capabilities to those who would be responsible for his nomination to president of the company. Is it too late wonder if he made all of the right decisions that has brought him this far.
Somewhere there is a general manager of a property, who has excelled and put his property in the forefront of the brand. He is now thinking of maybe, just perhaps he will be considered for a vice presidents position someday. He has also demonstrated those skill that will serve him well as he goes up the ladder of success.
There is a reason for all of this, for I will address the next wave of hoteliers that are to take over. You too will wonder ass these steps come to pass. What I will caution you about is BURNOUT. This monster is very prevalent in the hotel industry, solely due to the fact that they operate 24/7. It is very easy to fall in to the trap of doing it yourself, so you know it will be done. There is a lot of activity and events that transpire on a daily basis in a hotel. You have to wonder how they survive at times. You take care of the office work, and at the end of the day, shift you suddenly discover that the business doesn’t stop. Nice job if you can get it. For those of you that might not, or don’t want to understand read this: the first eight hours you are an asset to your company, after that you become a liability to it. Your brain slows down your reaction time and basically all other systems put on the breaks. So as you go through your career advancements, do one thing learn to delegate, No one can do it all by themselves. The hotel business is the greatest show on earth, don’t abuse it learn to use it, to enjoy it, and it will reward you like no other job. Somewhere there is young man wondering if he will be the next one to step up.