Leadership Style at Aramark : Aramark Corporation, known commonly as Aramark, is an American food, facilities, and clothing provider supplying businesses, educational institutions, sports facilities, and health care institutions. It is headquartered at the Aramark Tower in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] Aramark’s revenues reached $12.3 billion USD in 2009 and was listed as the 189th largest employer on the FORTUNE 500.[2]

ARAMARK values employee development at all levels in the organization – not just after graduation! Our Global Talent Management team oversees The Leadership Development Series which provides state-of-the-art development to leaders through intensive skill-building modules, opportunities for practical application, interaction with ARAMARK executives and peers, and preparation for integration on the job.

Building Leadership Skills

Designed for front line managers, Building Leadership Skills offers the fundamentals of leading and developing others effectively.

Building Leadership Skills is divided into four sections that include the following modules:

Setting the ARAMARK Leadership Context
Introduction and Overview
Leading at ARAMARK
Myself as a Leader
Defining Myself as a Leader
Assessing My Leadership Skills
Understanding Behavior
Setting Priorities
Interpersonal Skills for Leading Others
Accountability That Works
Leading a Diverse Team
Developing a High Performing Team
Understand the ARAMARK context in which they are leading.
Assess their own leadership strengths and set specific goals for development.
Gain insight into different behavioral styles.
Learn basic supervisory skills including: setting priorities, listening, questioning and feedback.
Learn and practice effective ways to lead a diverse team, delegate and follow up, and develop a high performing team.
Develop stronger ARAMARK network, within and across LOBs.
Leadership Development Program

This intensive skill building series immerses participants in real life situations so they can acquire skills in the classroom that easily transfer to improved performance and personal growth. The process ties the learning experience to the participant's job using three components: pre-work, class sessions and applications.

The learning modules in the program are:

The Mission One Team Challenge
Leadership Development Survey / Career Management Strategies
Situational Leadership
Leading Change / Mobilizing Teams
Financial Management-Zodiak Game
Creating Unlimited Partnerships
Leading Diversity
Participants will be further enabled to achieve organizational objectives through:

Added insights and knowledge of their leadership styles and skills.
Improved ability in leading other managers in a way that dramatically increases organizational growth and learning.
Ability to lead change and make organizational resilience a competitive advantage.
Enhanced financial management skills needed to maximize profits, cash flow and return on assets.
Increaded skills needed to develop unlimited "win-win" partnerships with clients.
Individual development of competencies needed to achieve both personal and professional goals.
Joseph Neubauer is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ARAMARK. With sales of approximately $12.3 billion, ARAMARK is a leading provider of a broad range of professional services including food, hospitality, facility, and uniform services. The company has approximately 255,000 employees serving 22 countries in North and South America, Europe and the Far East.

Neubauer joined the company in March 1979 as executive vice president of finance and development, chief financial officer and a member of the Board of Directors. He was elected president in April 1981, chief executive officer in February 1983, and chairman in April 1984.

Prior to ARAMARK, Neubauer held senior positions with PepsiCo, Inc. from 1971 to 1979, including senior vice president of PepsiCo's Wilson Sporting Goods Division and vice president and treasurer of the parent company, PepsiCo, Inc.

From 1965 to 1971, he was with the Chase Manhattan Bank, serving in several capacities from assistant treasurer to vice president of commercial lending.

Neubauer serves on the Board of Directors of Macy’s Inc., Verizon Communications, Catalyst and the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is Vice Chairman of The Barnes Foundation and serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Chicago.

In 2007, Neubauer became a member of the American Philosophical Society. In 2005, he received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship. In 1994, he was inducted into the prestigious Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans and currently serves that organization as Chairman Emeritus.

Mr. Neubauer received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
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