EM | 185 Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A on Staying Curious & Innovative [Part 2]

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Welcome to Executive Minds Podcast! This week, Shane and David sit down with Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy to talk about the importance of family and how the magic is made at Chick-fil-A. Dan is a true servant leader and it’s humbling to be able to sit and listen to him share the wisdom he has gained in his lifetime in and around the Chick-fil-A family.

Welcome to Episode 185 of the Executive Minds!

Be Intentional

In order to be the most effective leaders possible, Dan believes there are four main ways in which we need to be intentional day in and day out: mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Mentally - a leader must be a student. We should always be looking for resources that will allow us to become better versions of ourselves and thus more worthy to lead others.

Emotionally - “People don’t follow leaders with great business plans, they follow those who are courageous, charismatic, and passionate about what they’re doing.”

Physically - Treat yourself as an athlete. Take care of your body like you take care of your mind.

Spiritually - Trials and tribulations will come our way. Keeping ourselves sharp spiritually will allow us to weather the storms that rage against us and keep our gaze toward our ultimate prize.