How This Top Chef Overhauled His Miserable Leadership Style Eric Ripert recalls: 'The cooks were scared. The kitchen staff was leaving. I realized it was all about me -- about being angry.'
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Leadership and behavior are mutable. No one knows that better than Eric Ripert, the successful executive chef and part-owner of Le Bernardin.
As a young chef in France, Ripert shares that he was trained the "old school" way, which included verbal abuse and tantrums. At the age of 24, when he took over the kitchen at New York City's Le Bernardin, he continued what he knew.
However, it wasn't a leadership style that resonated with his staff, and Ripert was miserable. One day, he took a deep dive within which began his transformation into the beloved leader he is today.
To learn more about how Ripert transformed his leadership style, check out the video above.