After her father’s sudden death, self-taught Anne-Sophie Pic took over the reins of the family’s gastronomic legacy. 20 years later, she is the most Michelin-starred woman chef in the world, has 450 employees and a turnover of 25 million euros. Here is her recipe for leadership success.
Anne-Sophie Pic didn’t just inherit her father’s gastronomic empire, she reinvented it. In a field dominated by men, Pic has discovered that leadership skills aren’t necessarily something you’re born with. Instead, leadership is a learning process, founded upon communication and understanding, that works towards conveying a company’s very soul.S1 • 1 • 6mn
While Pic is the dreamer, her husband, David Sinapian, is the doer. Together, they form the cornerstone of the vital balance within Maison Pic, where each individual gets the chance to thrive and people help each other develop their potential. With mutual support instead of rivalry, carefully chosen pairings can take a company twice as far.S1 • 2 • 5mn
An essential part of leadership is knowing how to delegate tasks and trust others. At Maison Pic, each member of the battalion, whatever his or her rank, also serves as an ambassador and messenger. To help the Maison thrive, the sous-chefs pass on the values and lessons they’ve learnt throughout their careers.S1 • 3 • 5mn
For Pic, there’s no such thing as innate genius. But it can be cultivated. Trusting your instincts enables you to bridge the gap between dreams and reality and explore uncharted territory. To create rather than follow. This intimate yet candid process proves that a leader's intuition is the strength that makes him or her unique.S1 • 4 • 6mn
"Failure", "mistake" and "abandon" are all negative words. Yet they are key part of the creative process, especially in the kitchen. Having experienced the death of her father at a young age, Pic believes that leaving one’s comfort zone paves the way for boldness and creativity—a lesson in leadership she is keen to pass on to her employees.S1 • 5 • 7mn
"As nothing is within our control...just go for it!" In this final episode, Pic explains why we must turn uncertainty and loss of control into a fresh start. Difficult situations can often reveal a hidden strength, pushing a leader towards refocusing on what really matters and reinventing him or herself.S1 • 6 • 6mn
Who's The Boss unlocks the secrets of some of the most outstanding leaders in the business world. Taking you behind the scenes, they cover a range of leadership essentials: tips on management, handling failure, reinventing oneself and dealing with emotions. And what they have to say may well surprise you!traExtra • Trailer • 1 mn