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Are You Struggling to Lead Well?

Are You Struggling to Lead Well?

I know a young leader who was recently placed in a position where he has two individuals who report to him. This was his first time leading others and, in many ways, he was still learning how to lead himself. He called me at the end of his first week; I could hear the...

Seeing What Others Cannot See

Seeing What Others Cannot See

I was on my tractor one day, clearing some trees that had fallen on my farm when I learned an important lesson about business. After cutting up the trees I had two large brush piles burning and noticed a large hawk was sitting on the ground between the piles. He then...

Make a Decision to Treat Everyone with Honor, Dignity, and Respect

Make a Decision to Treat Everyone with Honor, Dignity, and Respect

Throughout my entire life, I have been taught to treat people with honor, dignity, respect. From my time as an Eagle Scout, to serving active duty in the U.S. Army for six and a half years, to my time in ministry, and the ten years I have been a Chick-fil-A operator,...

Never Too Late to Change Course

Never Too Late to Change Course

One of our favorite movies right now is The Greatest Showman. So, naturally, my family decided to dress up as the cast for Halloween this year. I love a good story, especially one with a positive message of redemption. In the film, P.T. Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman)...

Who’s Your David?

Who’s Your David?

I recently attended a retirement party at the Chick-fil-A Support Center for David Salyers (Vice President and one of the original two marketing executives for the chain), who I consider a friend. Over his 37-year career, David played a key role in the growth of...

Choosing Heroes, Voices and Mentors

Choosing Heroes, Voices and Mentors

All my life, I've heard the phrase "you are what you eat." Figuratively speaking if you eat junk food, your body is full of junk. While eating healthy seems logical, many people lack discipline and therefore their health suffers. Likewise, when it comes to your...

One Secret to Success

One Secret to Success

The term "X Factor" is defined as both a noteworthy special talent or quality and a variable in a given situation that could have the most significant impact on the outcome.  These little things make a small impact as the unseen things that account for visible...

Happy Birthday Truett!

Happy Birthday Truett!

  This past week on March 14th, we paid tribute to S. Truett Cathy on his birthday. I was fortunate to get to meet and spend time with Truett on several occassions.  The most memorable was one Saturday afternoon when Kurt Davis, fellow Operator, called me and...

The Myth of Control

The Myth of Control

This past week at our at our homeschool community group I was helping put up tables from our assembly room.  The tables are round and after folding the legs, we have to roll them down a long hallway to a storage area.  I simply stood the table on its side and gave it...

Parenting or Leadership?

Parenting or Leadership?

The more I learn about parenting, the more I realize how similar it is to leadership.  A few weeks ago I was in the restaurant and found myself taking photos and making videos of everything that wasn't the way I wanted it to be and I posted these videos on one of our...

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