As a Founder or CEO, you are likely familiar with the challenges of struggling with team performance and company culture. You’re not alone! It is often suggested that implementing more rules and policies will improve team performance, but did you know this approach can actually lead to disengagement and a lack of motivation among team members?

Micromanaging and enforcing strict rules can create a negative work environment and decrease productivity. Instead, it is important to recognize the significance of company culture and learn effective strategies to cultivate a strong and positive work environment.

In this episode, you will hear from Anthony Lambatos, who, alongside his wife, April, is the co-owner of Footers Catering. With a strong focus on cultivating a positive company culture, Anthony has successfully transformed the business’s work environment from one of discontent to a place where employees thrive.

After purchasing Footers Catering from his father in 2009, Anthony and April, along with their team have transformed the business. By focusing on heart leadership and intentional culture building, they’ve quadrupled in size, drastically reduced turnover, increased profitability, and completed two physical moves. They now operate out of a 40,000-square-foot building which also houses their newest venture – an event venue called Social Capitol. Their sister company, MIBE (an acronym for Make It Better Everyday), provides leadership and culture education for the hospitality industry.

Anthony’s expertise in fostering a positive workplace atmosphere offers valuable insights for business leaders and managers aiming to enhance team performance and elevate their company’s profitability.

Tune in to hear Anthony’s inspiring story and better understand how to:

  • grow a business by focusing on company culture and how to feed and nurture it
  • foster a strong culture that drives success, increases employee satisfaction, and turns your organization into a fun place to work
  • implement “the rule of threes” when creating values statements that stick and employees can remember
  • overcome challenges related to remote work and hybrid models
  • balance company tradition & history with relevance & freshness