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Hotel Leadership Shows Relative Stability In Crisis | By Thomas Mielke

The COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting businesses across geographic fault lines and industry segments.
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AETHOS Hotel CEO Turnover Study 2020 | By Thomas Mielke

The pandemic has been impacting businesses across geographic fault lines and industry segments. However, despite the fact that the hospitality sector has undoubtedly been one of the hardest hit, it is also important to recognise that the industry is experiencing a rather remarkable period of steady leadership - and with it comes the firm hand of a tried and tested leader, one who has seen and dealt with a variety of different crises and turbulences and who, one would hope, has gained the ...
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COVID Uncertainty Does Not Discourage European Hoteliers | By Thomas Mielke

As the UK prepares for reopening the hospitality industry, AETHOS sought to get a clearer picture of the sentiment amongst branded as well as independent hotel operators. The idea - to contrast the mood of the British hospitality industry with that of a country where hoteliers have already had a little 'head start' due to the earlier lifting of restrictions.
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Mental Wellness and Today’s New Workplace Norms | By Thomas Mielke

'Mental wellness' is a broad topic that involves our emotional, psychological, and social functioning. In what is a reflection of the fast-paced and high-pressure environments that we nowadays live in, it has increasingly topped the management agenda of many boards and HR executives across the globe. In a high-touch and hugely interdependent business environment such as the hospitality industry, many executives had already voiced concerns about losing their 'equilibrium' before the curren...
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CLASS OF 2020 – Forged In Crisis, The Servant Leader Of Tomorrow | By Thomas Mielke

It has already become clear that the uncertainty caused by Covid-19 has forced the industry to become much more creative and innovate. What will the sector's executives take from the experiences gained during such unprecedented times of crisis?
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Coronavirus Crisis Management: Market Research vs. Steady Leadership | By Thomas Mielke

The Financial Times this weekend reported on the trillions of dollars that have been wiped out thus far due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. According to the newspaper, stocks in hospitality companies have been particularly hit, having fallen by a reported 19% in Europe compared to last week - one of the strongest declines for the sector since the terror attacks of 9/11. The still-growing number of countries, and companies, enforcing travel bans is exasperating the sit...
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Three Tips To Be Successful As An Emerging Hospitality Industry Leader | By Thomas Mielke

In last month's article, AETHOS raised the importance of assembling a small group of advisors or mentors - specifically during the early stage of one's career. In today's world, though, in which everyone is or can be an 'influencer', irrespective of their track record or what their credentials are, choosing such a personal board of advisors is probably more challenging than just a decade ago. Add to that a growing general scepticism amongst the younger generation - having grown up in a wo...
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Hospitality Leadership Series – Future Leaders: Seeking Advice and Applying the Right Filter | By Thomas Mielke

A new year has arrived and with it comes different opportunities and challenges. Some things, though, never change - the great majority of us tend to 'take stock' at this time of the year and plan for what we want to achieve or do differently, both personally and professionally.
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Boosting Your Career in 2020: Advice for Up-And-Coming Hospitality Players | By Thomas Mielke

Each individual has the responsibility to take charge of his or her own development and career. Those eager to do this should keep the following in mind: Burst the bubble: It is easy to get comfortable with doing what you know works and looking for the commonplace solution. Operating inside the “bubble” of the known prevents you from driving innovation forward.
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"Sustainability" a Key Criterion in Hiring Talent and Executives in Hospitality | By Thomas Mielke

Sustainability as a critical goal in hospitality today has become mainstream. Whereas in the past the industry would have mainly focused on the environmental and economic impact of the initiatives, it seems that a third pillar - the social aspect - is increasingly gaining momentum as a fundamental element of the effort. In the cruise industry, for example, the element of safeguarding the 'host communities' (i.e. port destinations) has been a hotly debating topic for some time now. In the ...
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"Sustainability" a Key Criteria in Hiring Talent and Executives in Hospitality; AETHOS Advises Sustainability Goals Connect to Compensation | By Thomas Mielke

Sustainability as a critical goal in hospitality today has become mainstream. Whereas in the past the industry would have mainly focused on the environmental and economic impact of the initiatives, it seems that a third pillar - the social aspect - is increasingly gaining momentum as a fundamental element of the effort. In the cruise industry, for example, the element of safeguarding the 'host communities' (i.e. port destinations) has been a hotly debating topic for some time now. In the ...
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"Sustainability" a Key Criteria in Hiring Talent and Executives in Hospitality | By Thomas Mielke

Sustainability as a critical goal in hospitality today has become mainstream. Whereas in the past the industry would have mainly focused on the environmental and economic impact of the initiatives, it seems that a third pillar - the social aspect - is increasingly gaining momentum as a fundamental element of the effort. In the cruise industry, for example, the element of safeguarding the 'host communities' (i.e. port destinations) has been a hotly debating topic for some time now. In the ...
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Technology, Hotel Alternatives And Growth Top The Discussions At Expo Real 2019 | By Thomas Mielke

The hospitality sector optimistically, albeit cautiously, welcomed the third quarter. Expo Real ended October 9, 2019. Although there are still some smaller conferences scheduled later this year, it was an excellent ‘wrap-up’ session for many of the investors, developers, and operators present and active in the European hospitality space.
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Calling For More Clout For Tech and Digital Leaders In Hospitality | By Thomas Mielke

According to last year's IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking - which assesses a country's adoption rate of digital technologies by looking at (a) the available talent pool to develop and implement new technologies, (b) the regulatory environment, governance practices and frameworks within which organisations have to operate in, as well as (c) the agility of countries to integrate new technologies - Asia-Pacific has had the highest scores, closely followed by Europe, Middle East and ...
Tags: Travel, Americas, Asia Pacific, United States of America, Europe Middle East, Africa EMEA, Thomas Mielke


Three Character Traits That Help Up-And-Coming Industry ‘Movers-and-Shakers’ Gain Visibility | By Thomas Mielke & Andrew Hazelton

Seasoned executive search professionals and human capital advisors, Thomas Mielke and Andrew Hazelton share their thoughts on achieving 'professional visibility'.The hospitality industry often talks about the sought-after character traits of its desired future leaders. Decision-makers seem to agree that individuals who are "measured, grounded, contemplative or even-tempered" are the talent that most companies value and seek.
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Sustainability of Labour in the Cruise Sector | By Thomas Mielke

With Seatrade Cruise Global having just come to a successful end on the 23rd of April in Miami, the attention of industry executives is now turning to the European event. If industry chatter is to be considered truth, 'sustainability' will be a key topic. Google 'cruise industry' and 'sustainability' and you will get approximately 100,000 hits. Those search results focus mostly on the three key pillars of sustainability: (1) economic, (2) environmental and (3) social. Here, we are suggest...
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Redefining Hospitality Leadership: Kerten CEO Marloes Knippenberg on Management Philosophy and Delivering Organisational Success | By Thomas Mielke

Whilst the traditional lodging and restaurant sectors remain the cornerstones of the hospitality world as we know it today, it is undeniable that the emergence of hybrid business models has significantly impacted the space. One of those 'new players' is Kerten Hospitality - an operating vehicle for creative concepts across the boutique hotel, serviced apartment and food & beverage, as well as coworking and business members club segments. Taking the opportunity to sit down and 'talk shop' ...
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AETHOS Participates in HR and Talent Management Discussion During EHL's Young Hotelier's Summit: "Organisational Culture Critical to Success"

During last month's 10th Edition of the Ecole Hoteliere De Lausanne's (EHL) Young Hoteliers Summit, panels and sessions focused on the multifaceted aspect of hospitality and its growing complexity. EHL alum and AETHOS London Managing Director Thomas Mielke, through his panel participation, discussed the "Pitfalls and Challenges of 21st Century Management and Leadership." Mielke exchanged his thoughts and views with fellow panelists: Dorchester Collection Chief People and Culture Officer E...
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AETHOS Takes a Deep Look at Leadership in The (US and UK) Restaurant Sectors | By Thomas Mielke & Andrew Hazelton

The tech era has highlighted the importance of data mining and has made this process critical when it comes to decision-making and even tactical execution. It is easy to assume that evidenced-based insights and models would only apply to business metrics and issues, but the burgeoning science of Human Resources shows that "big" data can help in "big" ways as it pertains to hiring the right talent for the right positions for optimally effective organizations. And in the restaurant sector, ...
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The ‘Hot Seat’ of a Restaurant CEO | By Thomas Mielke

AETHOS recently reviewed the stability of the C-Suite at the Top50 largest hotel organisations across the globe (click here). The findings revealed that CEO turnover at these management companies has remained relatively low - at 8% in 2018. The 10-year average stands at just below 10%.
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Directing The Spotlight On ‘Big Data’, Technology And Sustainability | By Thomas Mielke

This year's European Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) will be held April 9-11 in Palma de Mallorca, welcoming industry experts and delegates to inform and educate them on best practices and the latest trends that shape the community. On the agenda are topics that touch on digital transformation, integration as well as big data, data analytics, security and GDPR. Other sessions will be held on guest recognition and interaction as well as improving the emplo...
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C-Suite Miniseries: The Hospitality CMO – A Global Profile Of The Evolving Role | By Thomas Mielke

As part of our investigative C-Suite miniseries, which takes a closer look at and profiles the key senior leadership functions at hospitality companies around the globe, AETHOS now attempts to paint a clearer picture of the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) role and the leaders who define it.
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Rise in the Hospitality "Footprint" Among Trends for 2019 | By Thomas Mielke and Chris Mumford

AETHOS Consulting Group's London Managing Directors Thomas Mielke and Chris Mumford have gathered their collective thought leadership and now share predictions, concerns and issues for 2019. While some of these issues transcend across borders and continents, the commentary here pertains to AEMEA - Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa:
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Time to Speak Up: The Achilles Heel of Industry Corporate Governance Structures | By Thomas Mielke

We are living in politically interesting times; what happens across the globe in the various Houses of Parliament and the Houses of Representatives has obvious and direct consequences on the economies and us "little people." Avoiding any political discussion, what we witnessed in 2017 and 2018 on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, for example, can be described as a political farce - marred with false truths, accusations and superficial and unchallenged "debate." The word debate is within q...
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Hospitality & Technology -What To Look For When Hiring A CTO | By Thomas Mielke

Over the last several years, the function of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) has become increasingly important to the success of almost every type of organization. Yet, despite its importance, it is still rare for hospitality firms to provide a board seat for this vital function. Consequently, the public profile of CTOs is often limited. So, what are the building blocks that form the profile of a successful CTO? And, what are the character traits that hiring committees should be lookin...
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Palm oil, soy oil prices seen rising by $50-$100 per tonne in next 9 months: analyst Mielke

Prices for palm oil and soy oil are seen rising by $50 to $100 per tonne in the next nine months as palm stockpiles dwindle, leading analyst Thomas Mielke said on Friday.
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Hospitality & Technology – Innovation is Being Stifled By Lack Of Leadership | By Thomas Mielke

Whenever a company is merging with or being taken over by one of its competitors — something increasingly commonplace in 2017 and 2018 (thanks largely to Accor's busy buying spree) — AETHOS is keen to point the sector's attention to the importance of senior leadership "stepping up its game" to proactively manage transition periods. The same, of course, is true for times of major industry shifts which alter the conditions and the environment businesses operate in. Sadly, it seems, ignoranc...
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AETHOS Examines the HR issues for Lodging Companies Considering the Cruise Sector

AETHOS Managing Director Thomas Mielke spearheads a profound look at the human resources staffing and skill set issues and challenges that are faced in the cruise sector. This is the first in a series of four articles focusing on human capital advisory in the cruise space.
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Tips To Operate With Living Wage In The British Hospitality Sector | Thomas Mielke

The UK finds itself in tumultuous times – uncertainty has become somewhat of the norm. Besides questions raised about Brexit implications – ranging from the devaluation of the Pound and the resulting increase in operating costs to securing continued access to qualified and motivated labour – additionally, hotel and restaurant operators have had to deal with new, recently introduced governmental policies and regulations further impacting the bottom line.
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Entrepreneurs’ Corner: In Conversation With Nikolai Jaeger, An Innovative Modular Hotel Real Estate Developer | By Thomas Mielke

At last month's International Hotel Investment Forum in Berlin, the event organisers arranged a panel discussion with four entrepreneurs and (co-)founders of new hotel concepts. The question up for debate: "Where is the innovation?". Jean-Pierre Parra Bandeira, Co-Founder and CEO of Light Human Hotel; Olivia Byrne, Company Director at Eccleston Square Hotel; Hans Meyer, Co-Founder of Zoku and Chris Penn, Founder of SteelBMB talked about how independent and alternative hospitality brands, ...
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