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Published Friday, January 22, 2016
Q: Do you have any tips for how we can upgrade our governance practices to get everyone on the same page? A: Consultant-speak for “getting everyone on the same page” is to increase “alignment” in your organization. This is beneficial in any enterprise, but more difficult to accomplish and of greater benefit in a private club where more»
Published Friday, January 22, 2016
Q: How can my club prevent Employment Practices Liability losses? A: Employment Practices Liability (EPL) is an increasingly significant area of law that deals with alleged employer misconduct, including sexual harassment, wrongful discipline, wrongful termination, discrimination and failure to promote an employee, among other actions. EPL litigation can more»
Published Friday, January 22, 2016
Transformational leaders, by definition, transform the organization and the individuals around them. The term was coined by James MacGregor Burns, a leadership expert and presidential biographer, who describes the style of leadership as when “leaders and followers make each other advance to a higher level of morality and motivation.” These more»
Published Friday, January 22, 2016
The legislative, regulatory and judicial environment for clubs has never posed more challenges to clubs. From the proposed Overtime Rule to the longstanding Affordable Care Act (ACA), among other legal issues, clubs should be mindful of the direct impact these matters have on their operations. The National Club Association has compiled a list of the most more»
Published Friday, January 22, 2016
Employee financial wellness programs—like traditional wellness programs that focus on health and fitness—are being offered more and more as benefits at companies across America. Similar to physical wellness programs, financial wellness programs focus on education, counseling, incentives and competitive games—all aimed at helping workers more»
Published Friday, January 22, 2016
Let’s go to executive session.” These are words seldom heard in club boardrooms. Most club boards don’t know how to use executive sessions effectively and most general managers are suspicious of their purpose. What exactly are executive sessions? Why are they used? Why are they so mistrusted by GMs? And what are the best practices for them more»
Published Friday, January 22, 2016
The Association of Club Catering Professionals (ACCP) conducted a benchmarking study to establish club and catering department profiles, marketing and sales practices, menu and pricing strategies, and the financial performance of the club catering industry. Below are some of the statistics collected about club catering practices.
Published Friday, January 22, 2016
All American demographics would pay a significant amount of money to get meal of their lives, according to a recent Michelin-sponsored survey by Harris Poll. On average respondents said they would pay $203 for the best meal they’ve ever had. Millennials are willing to pay more for this experience than older Americans. This generation would pay $282 more»
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