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Over the past six months, this column has focused mostly on hospitality technologies and issues that were triggered by COVID-19. Innovation has flourished during that time, from both established industry technology providers and from startups. At last count I had identified nearly 300 startups in the space since the beginning of the year, some of them with very interesting technologies.

As outlined in our previous article, cleanliness is dominating the headlines within the hotel industry, with a number of press releases on new initiatives from all the major chains. The landscape has transformed quickly, to help keep up with the standards this article will summarise the basic principles of cleaning and sanitisation of guest rooms and how that can be achieved quickly, easily and cost-effectively.

Decreasing Stress
Posted: 09/14/2020

Stress does not come without your invitation. It is self-induced by our perspectives of what is occurring in our lives. We all have stress, and the less of it, the more happiness you experience. Life is about living day to day.

When you are going to search “blog topic ideas”, it will not give you the interesting ones. The web is occupied with companies that have bigger budgets than you and can churn out the content every day. And if you are going to put your time into creating and promoting a blog post, and hope to get results, you need to figure out what you are best suited when it comes to the blog topics. So here is what the most recommend:

Writing this column every two weeks typically takes me on a journey of discovery. I learn about innovations, find new technologies, and look at a wide diversity of products. Inevitably this involves a lot of web research to identify both core technologies and applications, and the different vendors offering solutions.



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Always Have an Eye on the Future …

by Renie Cavallari



When it comes to leadership today, how do you stay ahead of the competition? How do you innovate in your niche? How can your team think differently when most people hold on tightly to what they know? To have a competitive advantage, it’s all about keeping your eye on the future and looking for opportunities.

Finding opportunities can be difficult. In my experience, it is easiest to identify opportunities vs. create them. Make no mistake, identifying opportunities takes real effort. 


Here are 5 ways you can open your mind and begin to see the possibilities in front of you:
 

  1. Read ... more, and all not social media.
  2. Look ... for trends in your customer’s behavior, stress points and issues. They are opportunities to solve.
  3. Don’t ... assume what you have known is applicable now. Being in the “know” limits what you can see.
  4. Opportunities ... with bad execution are lost opportunities that cost you time and money.
  5. Hang ... with people who are smarter and don’t see things through your same viewfinder. Think with them. They will open your world.


When you consistently ask yourself, “What opportunity is this presenting me?”, you will be surprised to find out how much room for growth, innovation and change presents itself.


Be an opportunity identifier! 

Check out the Leadership Development page here.

About The Author
Renie Cavallari
Chief Instigating Officer
Aspire Marketing


Renie Cavallari is the chief instigating officer with Aspire Marketing. She can be reached at renie@aspiremarketing.com.

If you would like me to talk to your team via a free Zoom conversation on how to move from scarcity and fear to resilience and power, please reach out to me at renie@poweredbyaspire.com. We are here to help!

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