Leadership and Entrepreneurship in the Hospitality Industry

Leadership and Entrepreneurship in the Hospitality Industry

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By (author) Chris Sheppardson, By (author) Heather J. Gibson

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  • Publisher: Goodfellow Publishers Limited
  • Format: Paperback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 189mm x 246mm x 19mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 6 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1906884498
  • ISBN 13: 9781906884499
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 60 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 1,452,696

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Many aspire to be leaders and entrepreneurs where they can set the tone of business. This is particularly true in the hospitality industry where entrepreneurship is a dominant force, yet few people understand what it demands to be a leader in the sector

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS Chris Sheppardson founded the Chess Executive Group of Companies in 1998. Today the group encompasses EP Magazine, EP Business Evolution, Chess Partnership and Kh3 Search. Chris has worked in the hospitality sector since the mid 1980's and has in-depth understanding of the market, its history, the issues, the key players and strategies employed. He sits on a number of boards in an advisory capacity. He is a passionate advocate of the industry helping to found the Lets make it first choiceA" campaign, taking the industry's message directly to schools. He is a founding trustee of The One and All FoundationA" charity which helps the development of all talent, regardless of origin or background. Heather Gibson has been the editor of EP Business in Hospitality magazine since 2007 and has worked for its parent company, Chess Executive, since 2004. Originally from Brisbane, Australia she has lived and worked in the UK since 1998. Heather graduated with a degree in business from the Queensland University of Technology majoring in human resource management and industrial relations in 1995. Her early career was spent working at Collins Foods Group (now Worldwide Restaurant Concepts), a multinational organisation who owns the Sizzler Restaurant concept and are the major franchisee for KFC in Queensland. Upon relocating to the UK, Heather developed her career in a variety of HR roles, including a role with The Labour Party and as the Director of Human Resources for a privately backed national day nursery chain. Chris is a BA Hons graduate from London University

Table of contents

Preface:The structure of the book;Introduction; Section one:Leadership - Leadership:Never to be underestimated-Are managers becoming leaders?, Visualisation-Leadership in 2011-What is leadership?, Leadership in the modern era, Leadership Profiles & Interviews Hotels-interviews:UK hotel executives;International hotel executives; Foodservice executives;Restaurant executives; Concession executives; Leisure executives; Travel executives; Historic venue executives; Industry association executives; Political executives. Section Two:The Entrepreneur: Definition, Characte traits, What makes entrepreneurs so admired?; What questions are we seeking to explore in this work?; Entrepreneurs Profiles & Interviews; Classic Entrepreneur Interviews:Hotel entrepreneurs; Foodservice entrepreneurs; Chef entrepreneurs; Restaurant entrepreneurs; Concession entrepreneurs: Corporate Entrepreneur Interviews: Food Service corporate entreprenuers, Corporate entrepreneurs; Restaurant corporate entrepreneurs; Concession corporate entrepreneurs;Leisure corporate entrepreneurs; Section three:Leaders and entreprenueurs; The Entrepreneur Leaders; Index