Monthly Archives: July 2018

Kevin Sheehan Shares The Best Way For Leaders To Give Praise

We are all leaders at some point in our lives, regardless of the “size” of our role. The skillset that needs to be applied is the same. One of the things that people often forget is that management is as much technical as it is an interpersonal job. A key tenet is that if your employees are happy, so will your customers be. But don’t take it from us. Take it from Kevin Sheehan, once named Miami’s Ultimate CEO, who has been at the helm of numerous companies including Scientific Games and Norwegian Cruise Lines. He is credited with taking existing businesses and making them perform at their best.


Managing Is Hard


Management roles can be extremely difficult and not just in a technical skills way. The Project management aspect of it is one of the critical areas. In a leadership role, you are always worried about whether or not you will meet the deadline or send the product to market on time. In companies where a project depends on certain technical key team members, you have to worry about how to get the most productivity out of them. In a project that is less technical, but which depends on multiple people, you have to worry about minimizing absences and so on. Ami all this, your team is looking at you for morale and you have to avoid showing outer signs of stress or they will start to get stressed too. Not just that, but the rush also makes you forget to say a few very important words to your team. Praise. You have to praise your team every once in a while, but you already know this. But have you thought about how you do it? Many managers seem insincere in their praise because they do it in a rush or by passing. They don’t give it enough importance. The best way to give praise, in my opinon is to let the workers speak. Let them share their story.

The Handy Infographic That Tells Which Which Company Owns Which Brewery

If you’re the average person, the choice of beer to drink is probably the last thing on your mind. For you, this article may be an interesting introduction to beer and breweries. However, just like wine, cheese and cigars, beer has its own aficionados, connoisseurs and fans. And for those who might be reading this, this article will be an interesting repertoire of new knowledge. Either way, we’re excited to show you this Handy infographic that illustrates what company owns which brewery.

Why It Matter Which Company Owns Which Brewery

Why is it useful to know which major conglomerate brand owns which brewery? Because the word Craft beer has been a little bit overused. Out of the many brands out there, few are truly independent and artisanal brands, while many more in proportion are owned by parent conglomerates. This doesn’t meant that those beer brand are bad in particular…in fact it all depends on the management style of the parent companies. If the parent companies decided to take on a “hands-off-let-them-do-their-thing” approach, then you have nothing to worry about in terms of the quality of your beer. If on the other hand the parent company decided to squeeze every penny out of their portfolio of subordinates, then you have a reason to worry. It boils down to the top-brass’ decisions.


Now, there is no way we can reasonably expect someone to research the more than 100 beer brands out there so someone went along and did it for all of the rest of us. Thank you kind stranger! The infographic was created by Michael Tonsmeire of The Mad Fermentationist. He is the proud owner of the indie brewery Sapwood Cellars in Columbia, MD. His infographic illustrates the beer brand ownership of the nine biggest conglomerates on the market.

What is most interesting about this is that some conglomerates are indeed beer companies, like Molson Coors, while others are private equity groups, like Fireman Capital, that own brands like Cigar City and Oskar Blues.