Sep 8, 2022
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.
This week I have the wonderful pleasure of speaking with Horst Schulze. Horst is a legend and leader in the hotel world and his teachings and vision have reshaped the concepts of service and hospitality across industries. His professional life began over 65 years ago as a server's assistant in a German resort town.
He’s worked for both Hilton Hotels and the Hyatt Hotels Corporation before becoming one of the founding members of The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company in 1983. During his tenure at The Ritz Carlton, he served as President and COO and under his leadership The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company was awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award-twice-making it the first and only hotel company to ever win even one!
In 1991, Horst was recognized as "corporate hotelier of the world" by HOTELS Magazine, and in 1995, he was awarded the Ishikawa Medal for his personal contributions to the quality movement. After leaving The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, Horst went on to found The Capella Hotel Group, a luxury hotel company managing some of the most elite properties worldwide. Today, Horst serves on various boards and acts as a consultant across industries.
He is currently completing his seminal book on creating excellence. I am absolutely thrilled to be speaking with Horst Schulze on the What’s Next! Podcast.
THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anyone looking to be inspired and motivated to generate excellence and work with purpose!
TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… It is imperative to be driven by purpose. When you are focused on your purpose and providing the best service or product, when you are employee first and customer-centric, and when you strive for excellence above all else, the financial reward will follow.
WHAT I LOVE MOST… Horst’s message: excellence wins! I also love his attention to making sure his employees also feel and are driven by purpose.
Running time: 33:50
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