Respect others. Be flexible. Take initiative. Find a mentor. These are some of the pointers that Gray Shealy, executive director of Georgetown’s Hospitality Management master’s program, offers in his recent Social Tables blog: 8 Tips for Aspiring Hospitality Leaders. While these suggestions are particularly pertinent to an industry that Shealy says is requiring more advanced education of its leaders than in the past, they also serve as good advice for anyone seeking to get ahead in business or in life.
8 Tips appears with two other Shealy columns: How Students of Hospitality Can Engage with the Industry and Climbing the Ladder Is a Fleeting Myth: Why Advanced Education Is the Key to Leadership.