The Team Leader program was designed and implemented as a means to build leadership depth within Hotel Equities as we grow the company. One of the biggest challenges regarding the growth of a management company is the delicate balance between talent depth and pace of growth. In addition to the pace of growth, other critical factors include geographic location, size, type, and franchise affiliation of the properties that are added to the portfolio.
With this in mind, it was felt that the TL program allowed HE the most cost effective and flexible approach to growth. It has been a policy of HE to promote from within whenever possible and therefore this process allowed talented single unit hotel manager’s an opportunity to experience multi-unit management. I am of the opinion that the transition from single unit to multi unit management is one of the most challenging management paradigm shifts a leader will experience in their hospitality career.