According to Forbes, the 10 traits of Business Leaders are;

1.   Persistence.

It’s all about determination. Failure (sometimes) happens on the road leading to success.

2.   A thick skin.

Never give up if you believe in what you are trying to achieve or accomplish.

3.   An eye for talent.

Hunting for talent and surrounding yourself with other specialists and great minds.

4.   Can’t get no satisfaction.

Leaders are never satisfied and will always strive to take their company or business to the next level.

5.   Fearlessness.

Show courage, make calculated risks and dare to step out of the comfort zone.

6.   Owning your mistakes.

Do not just take the compliments for your successes but also stand at the front line when trouble needs to be managed.

7.   Toughness

Fighting for the business and overcoming challenges and being tough when it’s needed

8.   Winning Friends & Influencing People.

Always remember: People leave their Manager, not the Company!

9.   Singular Vision.

This is about the ability of seeing opportunities that others do not see.

10. Powerfully Passionate

Can any true Leader do without Passion?

For us in the Hospitality Industry, I would like to add some Essentials to this list.

What makes a great Hospitality Leader?

·        Vision is your road-map to get to your targets or goals.

It’s up to the Leader to initiate and set the company’s vision and to make sure that it is clearly communicated. After that, show trust in your people and in your teams to let them make it happen.

·        Inspiring leaders make people and teams feel more respected and empowered reaching to achieve their goals. Inspiring Leaders share their vision and at the same time give the opportunity to others for input and suggestions.

·        The future of hospitality is all about people; we have to focus on the human element. In today’s landscape, people’s involvement in (creative) processes is becoming more and more important. As a consequence, Leaders need Innovation in order to improve their organization. This means that Great Leaders are perceptive to the ideas of others, show flexibility, and look at situations in different ways.

Exceptional Leaders are manufacturers of success!

Innovation also requires Learning. Innovative Leaders show that they are eager to learn.

Through our programme “My Leadership, My Brand”, we are encouraging Business Leaders from all industries to tap into various sources of knowledge.

Are you a Business Leader? Please look at www.lhcconsulting.com/cmp

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Jos Jumelet Senior Consultant at Lausanne Hospitality Consulting

Jos Jumelet is a Senior Consultant at LHC. He is an operator at heart and has great experience in the field of hotel management. He has experience in leading owned, managed and franchised hotels. He is result oriented with a strong focus on quality. He has also gained experience in the leisure industry, which reinforces his strong knowledge of owner – operator relations. Jos has been involved in hotel selling and acquisition as well as in rebranding. He has additional project experience in hotel renovations, extensions and has overseen clustering activities. Jos is an alumnus of Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne. He speaks English, French, German and his mother tongue Dutch.