How Do We Simply Lead?

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John Maxwell was one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Chick-Fil-A Leadercast in Atlanta and gave a compelling talk on how we can simply lead.

How Do We Simply Lead?

  1. Add value to people everyday. if you intentionally do this you will increase your influence.
  2. Subtract leadership land mines. All of us have within us certain parts of our leadership that can destroy us.
  3. Multiply your strengths by developing them. It is in the things you excel that give you the biggest return on investment. Find your strengths to have the highest degree of influence. Confidence does not replace skill.
  4. Divide your weaknesses by delegating them.

Great stuff from a true leadership icon. If we all do these things we will simplify leadership and make a huge impact in our world.

Be the leader you wish you would have had when you were a new leader.

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Bobby Shaw

I am a former restaurant company executive with a passion for developing existing and future leaders to achieve high standards. I love helping organizations develop strong people cultures with an emphasis on leadership development that result in top-notch operations and better business results. I have over 30 years in the restaurant business in all facets of operations, from my start at McDonald's in the grill area in 1984 to overseeing 200+ restaurants with Chipotle Mexican Grill from 2002-2012 to leading Freebirds World Burrito's resurgence from 2013-2016 to working with the Salad and Go restaurant startup as CEO in 2016/2017. My real world experience transcends the typical operations background with a focus in leadership development and coaching. At the core of my background and experience, I believe that how leaders get results is just as important as getting them, and what got them where they are, won't necessarily get them where they want to go. I work closely with individual leaders and companies to improve their results through understanding how their strengths impact the overall results. My goal is to help business leaders and companies learn how to leverage the strengths of their employees by understanding their strengths and what they’re good at, and using that knowledge to positively impact their entire organization.

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