Do you think he would be a good boss or business owner?
by Andrew R. Spriegel
I was at International Pizza Expo 2011 (organized by National Association of Pizzeria Operators) at the Las Vegas Convention. I walked the various isles and went up to a great booth and saw a Chef, in a great looking Chef’s “uniform”. I assumed he was the owner and asked “if he owned the business”? What he said actually shocked me. He said ” do you think if I was the boss I would be wearing this clown suit”? We both had a good laugh, but his comment bothered me. In my experience, the great bosses (with the successful businesses) are those “bosses” that will do anything to make the business successful, they will scrub the toilets, they will take out the trash, they will do whatever it takes to grow the business. They will wear the “clown’s suit” and do what is necessary to brand and grow the business.
As I walked away from the booth and thought “Would he be a successful business owner?”, in my mind, probably not. If you are not willing to wear the uniform, you are not the type to scrub the toilets, and you are probably are not dedicated to do whatever it takes to be successful in a business.