Truett Cathy received several prestigious awards throughout his life time
He is the author of five books
Cathy built his life, business and family around hardwork, humility and Biblical principles
Truett Cathy based Chick-Fil-A on biblical principals
Truett Cathy used a leadership stye called Servant Leadership. Servant Leaders place the interests and needs of their employees, and customers over their own self interests and needs
The textbook describes virtue theory to be continually learning and building character to make consistent decisions
Chick-Fil-A mission statement
Customer service comes first!
Mission Statement: To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence of all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.
Stands by his ethics to close on Sundays known as the Biblical day of rest
Per closing on Sundays, Truett Cathy says "It was the most important decision I ever made!" Cathy believes to serve the Lord on Sunday instead of worrying about business
" A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold " Proverbs 22:1 (NIV)
What can we learn from Truett Cathy and his business?
"People before profit"
Ethical Virtue Theory
" Well, there’s no such thing as luck. People say it’s luck, and I say the harder you work the luckier you get " -S. Truett Cathy
A Conversation With Truett Cathy. (n.d.). Retrieved February 19, 2017, from https://billygraham.org/story/a-conversation-with-truett-cathy
Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People; Cathy, S. T. Doing Business the Chick-fil-A Way); 2002, Decatur : Looking Glass Books. Document Type: book; (AN DBCW.CATHY.LOOKINGGLASSBOOKS.BJJB) [Citation Record], Database: EBSCO Publishing Citations
History. (n.d.). Retrieved February 19, 2017, from https://www.chick-fil-a.com/About/History
How Chick-fil-A Creates a Memorable Experience and Grows Revenue by 13% Annually. (2014, November 19). Retrieved February 19, 2017, from http://blog.clientheartbeat.com/chick-fil-a-customer-experience/
Kruse, K. (2016, August 09). How Chick-fil-A Created A Culture That Lasts. Retrieved February 19, 2017, from http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2015/12/08/how-chick-fil-a-created-a-culture-that-lasts/#760c89d65872
7 Life Lessons from Truett Cathy. (n.d.). Retrieved February 19, 2017, from http://www.daveramsey.com/blog/7-life-lessons-from-truett-cathy
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