The not-for-profit Elliot Leadership Institute is dedicated to the development and advancement of leaders in the foodservice and hospitality industries.



The Institute will raise the level of executive leadership through research, education and delivery of innovative and practical development products and services.
The Elliot Leadership Institute was founded in 2003 by four hospitality industry organizations - The Elliot Group, Johnson & Wales University, Nation's Restaurant News and PepsiCo Foodservice - with a vision to fill the leadership gap that exists between single-unit management and multi-unit/executive leadership. 

Initial research conducted by the Institute identified critical leadership competencies needed for successful careers in the the restaurant and hospitality industries. The resulting 10 Dimensions of Leadership are at the foundation of the various Institute workshops and products designed to improve leadership effectiveness.