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Stoney Creek Hotels: Pirates Aren’t The Only Ones With a Business Strategy

Cannonballs > Bullets. In his book Great by Choice, Jim Collins develops the concept of making calculated tests and experiments into what he calls Firing Bullets, Then Cannonballs. He uses imagery reminiscent of a “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. Imagine you are at sea, and a hostile ship is bearing down on you. Your ship has a limited […]

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Stoney Creek Hotels: How GAM’ing Is Changing The Way We Do Hotel Leadership

“Hey, I’m GAM’ing” is becoming a strange but significant start to conversations across Stoney Creek Hospitality. Not only is it pretty fun to say, but this signals to the other person the importance of the conversation that’s about to be had. “GAM’ing” stands for “Get A Manager.” This is a process that President Jeff Mould kept […]

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Stoney Creek Adds ‘Think Week’ To Their Leadership Vocabulary

A word commonly linked to Bill Gates and his success story, ‘Think Week’ is a term that refers to a week during the year when leadership members will run for the hills. Each member of the team schedules their think week in advance with the goal of escaping into nature to catch their breath and […]