Want to be successful in hotels? Set fewer goals (yes, really)

Very few hoteliers — at least those of us in it for the long haul — will tell you the road is easy. The day-to-day is a never-ending stream of challenges, while the longer career path demands persistence. There is a certain mental toughness that comes with the territory. We need to think creatively, foster a winning team, and fuse immediate actions with broader goals. It takes time and training to develop these skills. It also requires a certain measure of talent.

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Are you a Good Hotel Manager or a Great One?

Chances are, there’s no shortage of inspirational sayings, memes or beautifully designed graphics in any or all of your social feeds. Maybe you’re flipping through a magazine, watching television, or sitting in the dentist’s chair when the words of Helen Keller, Winston Churchill or Richard Branson suddenly grab your attention, and you’ll think to yourself: Yeah, I should really keep that in mind.t

 

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The Race That's Stopping a Nation: What Real Estate and Horse Racing Have in Common

For many, the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival means beautiful weather, the thrill of the track, and a modest wager or two. For others—namely the trainers, owners and big gamblers—it’s serious business. Tens of millions of dollars are at stake—not to mention the glory and prestige of marquee events like the Melbourne Cup and the Cox Plate. It may be a pleasant afternoon for the casual spectator, but for anyone with a lot of coins in their pocket, fortunes are won and lost in the pounding of hooves.

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