Gary Muller: Chef, Owner, Entrepreneur
Launched in 2013, Foundr is a digital magazine and podcast that solves the problem that both new and seasoned entrepreneurs share. Where do I go for information about starting and running a successful business?
With names like Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss, and Seth Godin on the roster, I was in outstanding company on Foundr. When Nathan asked me back for a second round earlier this year he wanted to speak about leadership, empathy and emotional intelligence, and why they are talked about so often and why that matters so much in our current business environment.
That first conversation in 2014 was podcast #21 and Foundr was a new adventure for Nathan. This past April, our second podcast together was #193!
All things considered, Mr Chan has been very busy indeed:
- A digital magazine
- Podcast #210 is on deck
- The Foundr Version 1.0 book has been published
- A series of professional courses on business, consulting and marketing are available.
My friend has slept very little as of late, and it shows. He has certainly walked his own talk!
Gary Muller and Nathan Chan at East End Winery
7 Thoughts on Empathy & Emotional Intelligence
- Listening and really hearing what people say, then remembering it
- Being a part of the family [work & home] and getting along as such
- Being thoughtful of others; what do they honestly care about?
- Once a decision has been made, take action that benefits everyone
- Walking your talk, set an example that is worth following
- Consider your beliefs, if they cause conflict – change
- Place others ahead of yourself, remember people matter most
A few words from Nathan & Foundr Magazine
Gary Muller’s company is thriving. His Mill House Inn in East Hampton, New York has been in business for 20 years and is recognized by Travel + Leisure and the Travel Channel, highly rated by Zagat, and featured in other prominent publications. His properties have welcomed celebrities and prominent people from all over the world.
If you ask Muller the secret to his success, he’ll likely tell you that his family is largely responsible. “Family” is how Muller describes his employees at the inn, and he believes all leaders should treat team members as such, displaying empathy, instilling trust, and creating an environment where going “above and beyond” is a daily occurrence.
Muller is in the people-helping business. Whether that means serving his cherished guests or connecting with his work family, his care for other people runs throughout his unique leadership style. Learn how Muller has grown such a loyal and dedicated team, and how he fosters a work culture that has led to massive business success.
Gary Muller with Team Members from Mill House Inn
Key Takeaways From Gary’s FounderPodcast Interview
- The most important trait to look for in a potential hire (it has nothing to do with skills)
- When it’s time to let people go even if it pains you to do so
- The difference between leadership and management, and how one is critical to growing a business
- How to ensure your team is doing their best work without micromanaging
Listen to the episode right now . . . Foundr Podcast #193: The Power of Empathy in Workplace Leadership, With Gary Muller of The Mill House Inn