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My Eclat Coach | Are you a 5-star Leader? Part 9/10

I wrote about the 10 questions/dimensions you can measure yourself on if you want to be a 5-star leader.
In this series, I will detail my thoughts/suggestions on each of those 10 dimensions

by jessicaflavin
Do you delegate?most brilliant people can do everything brilliantly if only they had the time.
but you dont.
so, brilliant as you are, you will be left with a lot to do, that you will never be able to do, just coz you dont have another 24 hours, everyday.
find out the tasks that you do not enjoy, think someone else could do just as well, or just a little less and start delegating.
that is a start.
but if I could persuade you to, I would suggest you take a different approach.
find out, hunt for people better than you at things you do everyday and then delegate.
it is so much better!

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JOBS| Restaurant Manager

Outlets Management, Menu Planning, Staff training, guest satisfaction in the Restaurant, upselling and achiveing the targets of business, Staff satisfaction, Inventory control, Beverage Management, SOP's execution & maintenance, control costs

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TECH| The Lemon Tree Hotels ties up with Xn Hotel Systems

Xn Hotel Systems (India) Pvt Ltd has entered into an agreement with The Lemon Tree Hotels to install its Protel Property Management System (PMS) in the hotel chain’s economy segment brand, Red Fox Hotels.

The company has signed the contract for five hotels under the brand with the first property scheduled to be launched in November 2009.

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NEWS| World's tallest hotel with 118 floors to open in Hong Kong

Luxury hotel chain Ritz-Carlton is to open the world's tallest hotel in Hong Kong in 2010 with its top floor on the 118th storey, a news report said Wednesday.

The six-star hotel will occupy the top 17 floors of Hong Kong's tallest building, the 484-metre International Commerce Centre (ICC), the South China Morning Post reported.

The hotel, with 312 guest rooms, will look out over Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour from Kowloon where the ICC building is being completed.

Currently, the world's tallest hotels are the 333-metre, 72-floor Rose Hotel in Dubai, followed by the 330-metre, 105-floor Ryogyong Hotel in Pyongyang and the 321-metre Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai.

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NEWS| FnB| Park Hyatt hosts 10-day wine and food festival

There's no better way to spend a romantic autumn night than a combination of mouth-watering food and bittersweet wine to match.

Park Hyatt Seoul in Gangnam hosts the "Masters of Food & Wine" festival from today through Nov. 8, featuring gourmet events by celebrated chefs and internationally acclaimed wineries from around the world.

"Unlike previous festivals local hotels hosted where they invited a guest chef and served their inventions, our event is going to be much more large-scale and versatile," said Lim Soo-yeon, the Marketing Communications Manager of Park Hyatt Seoul.

Having started more than 20 years ago in the United States, the "Masters of Food & Wine" has become prominent among festivals of this type, having gained successes in other Park Hyatt hotels in Argentina, Vietnam and France.

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PROFILE | Sonali Sharma | Seeking Opportunities

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Dear Mr. Bedi,

I was based in London for the last six years firstly working as a Operations manager and then leading number of projects as Costings and Systems Analyst, Operations and Continuous Improvement, in world's largest catering company Gate Gourmet, London, UK.

I am equally comfortable working independently or as part of a team and am highly motivated to provide an excellent customer services, effective communication and a very successful Project Manager . In addition to this I got in-depth knowledge of ERP,Six sigma and Kanbans for the overall improvement of the company, I was also involved in the Menu and Tender Management and worked on the Menu Development for some leading airlines like Air India, British Airways, Oman Airlines, Emirates and Brazilian Airlines.In addition to this I am well trained to cost the new recipes and menus.

I have extensive experience with th…

NEWS| ibis Gurgaon bags ISO 14001 environmental certification

After one year of successful operation, ibis Gurgaon, the economy hotel brand of Accor, has been certified with the ISO 14001 environmental certification.

With this certification, ibis Gurgaon commits to providing proof of its compliance with the national and international environmental regulations that apply to the hotel and restaurant activities. As a part of Accor’s strong commitment towards the environment, all Ibis hotels are committed to working to ISO14001 standards.

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Guest Fraud| Skipper in Mumbai

The 50-year-old con artist, with a history of duping some of the swishest hotels in India, has been convicted in 16 cases and done eight years in jail time.

On Sunday, he was arrested for defrauding a Navi Mumbai hotel.

In his latest job, John hit the Supreme Heritage hotel in Vashi’s Sector 19. And he used the same formula that he has employed at hotels across the countryside — his targets have included such marquee names as the Taj, JW Marriott, the President and the Leela group.

Inspector D.D. Tele, APMC police station, Vashi, said: “He phones the hotel and tells them that Deepak Stephen, a top official of Asia Agro Chemicals, will be staying with them for two days. He arrives the next day, looking very much like a top executive.”

“Once there, he gains the trust of the staff and tells them he’s arranging a conference in the hotel for around 30 people. He asks them for a laptop and a CD projector – and disappears with them early in the morning,” Tele added.

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NEW HOTELS| Radisson to add new 162-room hotel in Chennai

Radisson Hotels is on an expansion drive in Chennai with a new 162-room hotel project, even as it plans to raise its inventory in its existing hotel.

The new project, estimated to cost around Rs 150 crore, is perceived as one of the biggest deals to be inked in the last 12 months.

Radisson forayed into the Chennai market with a 100-room hotel near the airport. According to an industry tracker, Radisson plans to add another 30 rooms to its existing inventory here. It has acquired land adjacent to the current complex and has begun construction. This expanded property would be ready before March 2010.

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FINANCE| NEWS| Starwood's Profits Down 65 Percent

Reeling from double-digit declines in revenue per available room (RevPAR) in the U.S. and abroad, Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide on Thursday reported a 65 percent drop in third-quarter profit.

Net income totaled $40 million, or 22 cents per share during the period, down from $113 million, or 62 cents per share, in the third quarter of 2008.

RevPAR system-wide in North America fell 19.7 percent in the third quarter on a same-store basis. The company also reported a 20.3 percent drop in RevPAR system-wide globally.

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