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I am humbled and honored to be chosen as one of the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in the Restaurant Industy by FSR Magazine. The entire list/article appears in their March 2014 issue and can be viewed at: www.fsrmagazine.com/chef-interview/40-under-40 Below is what was written about me. Calvin Banks has come a long way from his first foray into the foodservice business as an employee at quick-service chain Taco Bueno. After joining up with Six Flags Entertainment Company for eight years and then jumping...... Read More
I was talking to a coworker last week who said she wanted a cool accent like mine as everyone remembers the trainer with the accent. I was musing about this to my wife later that night who said, “They don’t remember you because of your accent, they remember you because you make them laugh”. I asked her to elaborate and she reminded me that the first time we met was in a meeting room with 45 people seated around a large table, but when it came time for my turn, I had...... Read More
When you work with other people, it\'s guaranteed there will be times when you don\'t agree with something someone does or says. There will be times when you have the urge to address an individual and communicate your concerns. But for some reason, people avoid having these difficult conversations. If you manage people, it\'s likely you are providing feedback and having difficult conversations on a regular basis. People tend to have an easier time discussing concerns with people who work for them....... Read More
Recently, I invited FranklinCovey to The BROADMOOR to facilitate a workshop titled Leadership: Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results. During this workshop managers learned about four Imperatives of Great Leaders: Imperative 1: Inspire Trust® Imperative 2: Clarify Purpose® Imperative 3: Align Systems® Imperative 4: Unleash Talent® As we covered the objectives throughout the 3 day class, I began to think how CHART helps its members become Great Leaders to create Great Teams...... Read More