What Now? Engage!

What Now? Engage! Following is a Guest Post from the Lead Like Timothy Blog  by Jonathan Cardwell. Last week I posed the question, “What now?” The answer: LeadOn. I talked about how love is a verb even in, especially in, a work environment. As a leader, loving and seeking to serve ...

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Truett Cathy: A Life Well-Lived

A mighty tree fell in the forest of business leadership today, with the death of 93-year-old Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A. Truett was a pioneer, an innovator, and a true gentleman of character and courage. He improved the lives of millions, way beyond “sellin’ chicken”, and leaves a ...

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Chikin, Spice, and Authenticity

Earlier this year, Chick-fil-A, the Atlanta-based quick service restaurant chain, became the unwitting object of a firestorm following President and Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy’s direct answer to an interviewer’s question about his views on marriage. The interview was in the ...

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A Little Less Hollywood and a Little More Mayberry

We note with sadness the passing this week of Andy Griffith, who though he earned his living in Hollywood, never seemed to forget where he was from. A visit to a Hollywood film lot (we highly recommend the Warner Brothers tour) comes with the admonition from tour guides, with evidence aplenty, ...

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Mad Cows in the Workplace

Over the past dozen years we’ve worked diligently to build a brand centered on the premise that treating people (workers) right yields better business outcomes. The evidence is irrefutable. Whether in good times or bad, companies like Marriott International, Wegman’s Foods, Chick-fil-A, Pebble ...

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Going the Extra Mile for an Employee

Today’s post is another in our ongoing effort to provide some good news and inspiration in an otherwise difficult period. In her piece for the October 6 edition of Nation’s Restaurant News Dina Berta recounted an incredible story about Marcus Gilbert, the owner of a Charley’s ...

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