This week, we are speaking with Ed Chiles. Ed’s company owns and operates three popular Manatee County waterfront restaurants: Beach House, Mar Vista and Sandbar.
Together, we discuss how Ed and his team built the waterfront restaurant company over 45 years, working for a purpose larger than yourself, and the leadership lessons Ed learned from his father, the late Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles.
- (12:45) Especially now, you want to be about something that addresses a greater challenge.
- (14:30) Your culture is how you get people to self-police.
- (15:10) Every business tells a story.
(00:00) Introducing Ed Chiles
(01:40) How Ed got into the restaurant business
(07:25) Why does the experience of going to the restaurant matter?
(11:00) How do you create an environment where people want to work?
(13:30) Composting from the restaurant scraps
(18:40) Gamble Creek Farm and being sustainable
(25:22) What leadership lessons have you learned from your father?
(28:00) Hot Seat Questions
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