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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...

Invitation to Be More

Invitation to Be More

It has been over a month since I last posted a blog.  To say that I've been busy is an understatement.  Most of my readers know that I gave up the Chick-fil-A franchise at Macland Crossing for an opportunity to open a brand new Chick-fil-A in Rockmart, Ga.  I am...

Catch and Release

Catch and Release

This past week another Macland Crossing Alumni became a Chick-fil-A franchisee.  I am very proud to announce that Ummara Sajid will be the new Owner/Operator of Nassau Bay FSR in the Huston market.  A Leader Farmer knows that there are few greater joys in life than...

Balancing Results and Relationships

Balancing Results and Relationships

I am excited to announce that we will be selling a pre-release, special edition copy of Leader Farming at Macland Crossing Chick-fil-A in Marietta, GA on July 20th, from 8am-8pm and at Homespun in Rockmart, GA on July 21st and 22nd. Watch our book trailer below: Want...

Leader Fathering

Leader Fathering

Over the course of my life, I've had many leadership roles and led thousands of people, but there is no higher calling of leadership than that of being a father (or mother, but it's Father's Day). My hope is that Leader Farming will help redefine the role of...

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