In this episode, we talk with Monty Schiro! Monty is the creator of Food Fight Restaurant Group, a locally owned and operated restaurant group in the greater Madison area with a group of unique and diverse restaurants. Here, Monty and I discuss the importance of prioritizing employees, how to provide for your community as a leader, and why the simplicity of truly caring for others is not overrated.
-You sometimes learn what to do in life by learning what not to do
-Listen to your employees; Know people’s stories
-Remember that nobody does it alone
-Driving test! Would you be able to take a road trip with someone and look forward to the conversation on the way back? If so, that could be a good person to hire!
-If you say you care about people, be sure to back up your words with actions
-Seek to understand before being understood
-You don’t want to surround yourself with people who just say “yes”, but with people who have the same end-goal
Monty’s Media Recommendations:
On the Brink: Life and Leadership of Norman Brinker by Norman Brinker
Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Work Win by William C. Taylor and Polly G. LaBarre
Good to Great: Why Some Companies make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
Find Monty’s work
Food Fight’s website: www.foodfightinc.com
Thanks to Ned Doheny for providing our podcast music! You can find him and his music on Spotify.
Editing and co-production of this podcast by Farrah Sklar.
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