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"Leadership is action, not a position." 5 Habits of Successful Leaders

Leadership is action, not a position.” - Donald McGannon

At the SAFE Bar Network, we believe that leadership is not about the role you hold in an organization, it is about the action you choose to take. We have the absolute pleasure of working with some of the best people in the food and beverage industry. We’ve learned that creating a workplace culture where people thrive and customers keep coming back really hinges on the work of great leaders.

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We have 5 tips, from our friends, to be the leader that creates a positive, fun, and effective workplace.

1. Trust and be someone people trust. In a fast-paced environment, you can build trust quickly by being willing to learn. You can maintain trust by being consistent.

“Hire the best, train thoroughly, and help them solve problems.” - Jayme

2. R-E-S-P-E-C-T. It can be as easy as listening to your team and helping to solve problems.

“A great manager is understanding of my life and responsibilities outside of work, they are able to joke with me but also realize that they are my manager at the end of the day” - Jose

3. Encourage accountability. You have to lead by example. Be proactive, when issues arise have a conversation focused on solving the problem before it becomes a bigger problem.

“As a manager, I try to work alongside my coworkers as a leader. I do my best to be proactive rather than reactive.” -Latoya

4. Connection. Show genuine concern for people and let them know when they are doing a good job.

“Take care of them and they’ll take care of you,” – Sam

5. Support. Let them know that you have their back if they go out on a limb and things don’t quite go as planned.

“Where I work part of working hard is checking on people and getting involved if I think something isn’t right. I’m able to do that because I know I have the full support of managers.” – Brandy

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Whether you are active in it or not, culture is always being created so let’s be the kind of leaders who set a positive fund and safe workplace culture.

To learn more about joining the SAFE Bar Network contact us at

The SAFE Bar Network is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) you can join the team by donating your time, talent, and money to the mission of giving everyone a SAFE Night Out, just click here.

There are everyday active bystanders practicing the skills to keep people safe every day. Watch their stories here, Everyday Active Bystanders.

To learn more about active bystander skills check out our blog post, Obstacles. What obstacles? 3 Full Proof Everyday Active Bystander Skills.

Interested in learning more about bystander intervention? Visit our friends at With Us Center for Bystander Intervention.

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual harassment our partners can help. Visit and

To learn more about the field of violence response and prevention visit and

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