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Developing a Healthy Work Ethic

Developing a Healthy Work Ethic

In my last post I identified four specific ways a job at Chick-fil-A builds character and instills positive values in the lives of teenagers and young adults: It helps them develop a healthy work ethic. It teaches them to cultivate resilience; this doesn’t come...

Ways a Chick-fil-A Job Builds Character and Instills Positive Values

Ways a Chick-fil-A Job Builds Character and Instills Positive Values

Last month, I wrote a blog entitled Why I Want My Daughter to Work at Chick-fil-A. In the spirit of full disclosure, I own a Chick-fil-A franchise in Rockmart, GA, and my oldest daughter works for me during the summer. I am thrilled that she chose this to be her first...

Why I Want My Daughter to Work at Chick-fil-A

Why I Want My Daughter to Work at Chick-fil-A

My oldest daughter, Louci, recently started her first job working for me at Chick-fil-A Rockmart. This has been a dream come true and was one of the reasons why I chose to re-locate from Chick-fil-A Macland Crossing (over an hour away from my home in Polk County) to...

Knowing Your Audience

Knowing Your Audience

I have observed that many millennials and centennials don’t get ahead in life because they don’t know their audience. I’m not talking about a social media audience. Rather, I mean the people around them. More specifically, different generations. In the same way that...

Balance Is A Myth

Balance Is A Myth

Have you ever heard a busy person tell you what they do to keep their life “balanced”? If you’re like me, you probably have—and you’ve probably also heard people who aren’t as busy as they think they are tell you this as well. My wife and I have six (almost seven!)...

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...

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