Commitments & Values

Stay True

How do you stay true to your values as a business leader in the world today?
In this post, produced in partnership with Soderquist Leadership, Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy talks about the commitment his father made to remain closed on Sundays, and how it benefits their business over 60 years later. Dan Cathy is the Chairman, President, and CEO of Chick-fil-A, the largest quick-serve chicken restaurant chain and one of the largest family owned businesses in the United States.

What commitments have you made in business that uniquely align with your values? What have been the implications or cost of those commitments?
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Have you ever made a business decision that seemed counterintuitive or countercultural? How did your team respond? How did it actually help your business?
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What new commitment could you make in your company practices, relationships, products, services, training, benefits, finances, that align with your values?
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Dan said being closed on Sunday was the best business decision his father ever made. What has been the best business decision you have ever made? Why?
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Truett Cathy and his family have stayed true to their values by making biblically informed decisions and sticking to them, no matter how much the world changed or what others said. Prayerfully consider what commitments God might be calling you to make. 

Content from this post was taken from the course Effective Leadership in the Marketplace. To view the entire course, click here.  

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