Managing and Coaching Negativity in the Workplace

In conducting exit interviews, I am sure to use a spirit of open and honest feedback with the goal of continuous improvement. As I reflect back on some of the interviews I’ve done over the years, I recognize that negativity has been forefront in the ultimate departure of some former employees. Negativity doesn’t make a […]

Best Practices for Exiting a Great Culture

There are many reasons one chooses to change jobs. Making the decision to leave and considering the unknown of a new career path can be daunting. Changing jobs can also be exciting and give you a fresh outlook on your career. Before you start an exciting new role, you have to end your relationship with […]

The Mentality of Ownership Thinking

Helping your employees develop an ownership mentality benefits them and the organization as a whole. Ownership thinking means taking accountability for the quality and success of the outcome of your work. A culture of accountability, where employees are able to make decisions and are encouraged to take ownership is a powerful characteristic of a successful […]

PFSbrands Core Values – Entitlements Do Not Exist

Entitlements Do Not Exist Next up in our look at the PFSbrands Core Values is one Core Value I stress the most – Entitlements Do Not Exist. In today’s society, due in large part to our government, there are many people that feel entitled to things they haven’t worked for nor earned. In business, a […]

Quality Employees and Their Impact on Your Bottom-line

Is Your Location Maximizing Sales? As CEO of PFSbrands, I know our company is only as good as the team we’ve built. That’s why we have witnessed such explosive growth in the foodservice industry. It’s because we have put together a highly-skilled, experienced, and ambitious team that aligns with our core values. How did we […]

No Room for Entitlements in an Employee-first Company

Are Entitlements Holding You Back? One of the great things about leading a fast-paced, high growth company is the ability to see people work hard and be rewarded with career advancement.  At Pro Food Systems (PFSbrands) our mission statement starts with: “We exist to empower our employees and allow them the opportunity to build their […]