Love him, hate him but you cannot ignore him. Restaurateur, TV show host, Michelin star chef and a ruthless businessman. Here are some of Gordon Ramsey’s essential tricks of the trade to make your business a roaring success
A good leadership is the key: Like they say “ A leader is the on who knows the way, shows the way and goes the way”. A business thrives on the quality of its leadership. Without an ambitious business owner, the whole work environment would suffer. It’s he/she who provides the necessary guidelines , motivation, vision and deadlines to the staff. A successful enterprise is always built on the shoulders of an efficient leader.
The only secret ingredient is -True unrelenting passion for your work: Chef Ramsey states “Those inspirational posters and smarmy motivational calendars with their quotes of the day, rip them down, walk out into the parking lot and set them on fire. They’re shit. Not only do you not need them, they’re holding you back. They’re teaching you that motivation comes from cliché wisdom and that it can be purchased like a get well card. If you have passion for what you do, you don’t need someone to motivate you. The minute you start believing it, the minute you start putting your faith in “inspirational” products (and that is precisely what they are), is the moment you decide to let go of your own future. The point being this: If I have to motivate someone to do their job every day, why are they here to begin with? Teach someone how to make a living doing what they love (or to give them a reason to love what they do for a living) and you will never have to motivate them again. Ever.
The more passionate you are about something, the more you are going to give up for it, the more it’s going to make you bleed. And here’s the key to it all: The more you’re willing to bleed for it, the more you will. It’s just how it works.”
Can anyone put it more perfectly
Be thick skinned and blunt when it comes to handling tough situations :“Here’s a little lesson I’ve learned over the years: The moment you allow yourself to get sucked into a clients’ dramas, their inner complexes, their excuses, their dysfunctions, you have effectively ceased to be of any use to them. Your value as a consultant, as an expert, as an advisor, is now zero. The moment you start playing that game, you’re done. You have become part of the problem. You have become a paid, willing accomplice in that organization’s eventual destruction. Congratulations on your new role. The twelve-year-old you would be so proud to see what you’ve become.You have to be willing to be blunt. If the only way honesty will get someone’s attention is to deliver it brutally, then you have to find the courage to be the guy who delivers bad news to the CEO without embellishing or minimizing the bad news. That’s your job. If you don’t have the balls to do your job, you don’t belong in this line of work.”
You have to be willing to be blunt. If the only way honesty will get someone’s attention is to deliver it brutally, then you have to find the courage to be the guy who delivers bad news to the CEO without embellishing or minimizing the bad news. That’s your job. If you don’t have the balls to do your job, you don’t belong in this line of work.”
Your staff might be your greatest advisors.Communicate efficiently. The next major problem area to work on is always people. Under constant stress and financial pressure, business and work relationships are usually at breaking point. You need to go through one person at a time and ask, “What’s going wrong? What’s broken? And how should we fix it?” its a groundbreaking trick because now everyone gets to offer their ground-breaking wisdom for the first time. You think if a business was struggling they would be talking about this sooner, but clearly these owners have never stopped to ask for anyone else’s opinion. Always and always keep your ears open.
Customer feedback is crucial :What Chef Ramsey does after every service in any of his shows is asks for customer feedback. They are the most honest evaluators of your work or product.
Market till you make it: Gordon Ramsay spares nothing for this step: anything from as simple as giving out flyers for the opening night to organizing farmers markets and doing food tastings. Online, you need to do the same exact thing. Your blog marketing stage is only limited by your imagination and the ability to outthink and outdo your competition.
No one can teach you to think outside the box, yet let me tell you—it’s a skill, not a gift. It can be developed just like any other skill.
All in all, when it comes to your business be ruthless, fearless and limitless. Success is not far off…
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