Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From The Chick-Fil-A Controversy

Dan Cathy, the president of Chick-Fil-A, recently answered he was “guilty as charged” when asked if he backed the “biblical definition of a family.” This has created a huge backlash from organizations that have differing views. Creating a Chick-Fil-A controversy.


Chick-Fil-A Restaurant

Mr. Cathy and Chick-Fil-A have long been applied Biblical principals to business practices. Feeling that Biblical principals are the best way to run a business. The beliefs of the owners have never been a secret.

Chick-Fil-A believes it is best to be closed on Sundays, to carry no debt, and to give back to the community can only improve their business. And by looking at their business, it’s been great values to follow.

Yet the recent news that they support a Biblical view of marriage has created a huge controversy.

Now, whether or not you agree with his statements you can learn from this situation.

Leadership Insights: Interview With Bernard Haynes

Bernard Haynes

Bernard Haynes

Today I have the great pleasure of interview Bernard Haynes. He is the CEO of Lead To Impact and specializes in inspiring, coaching and training organizations and individuals with vision discovery, leadership development, spiritual renewal, life purpose and team empowerment. You can connect with Bernard at his blog, on Twitter, or Facebook.

1. Joseph Lalonde: Bernard, would you mind telling my readers a little about yourself? What you do, your hobbies, anything else you’d like them to know about you?

Bernard Haynes: I have been happily married for 16 years to my beautiful wife, Dana and we have 2 wonderful boys Jordan (15) and Jalen (6). I am a minister, writer, inspirational speaker and vision impact coach and CEO of Lead to Impact, a vision empowerment company. I currently work as National Sales Manager and Quality Manager for Rescue Technology, a company that distributes Technical Rescue Equipment.  I enjoy reading, playing board games, watching sports, inspiring people, listening to Jazz and working on my blog.

Featured on Whiteboard Business and Brandon Gilliand

To my readers:

Today I have the pleasure of being featured on the Whiteboard Business podcast and have a guest post on Brandon Gilliand’s blog. I hope you’ll take the time to visit each of these sites.

To visitors from Whiteboard Business or BrandonGilliand.com:

Welcome, welcome, welcome! Thanks for stopping by and checking out JMLalonde.com.

My name is Joseph Lalonde. I’m a blogger on Leadership, Relationships, and Faith. The mission of this blog is to give young leaders the tools to thrive in a hectic world.

You’ll find book reviews, how-to guides, and much, much more.

If you’re new, I’d love to share with you some of my most popular content. Below, you’ll find my 10 most popular blog post.

5 Book Recommendations For The Rest Of 2012

There’s a saying: “Not all readers are leaders but all leaders are readers.”

That can take the form of a physical book, an eBook, an audio book, or various other ways of consuming the information. The important thing is you’re reading.

Books on a Table

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I’ve done quite a bit myself this year. I’m over my goal of 24 books for the year and continuing strong.

Through these 24 books, I obtained great ideas, new insights, and created new thought patterns.

All from picking up a book.

Today, I’d like to share with you what I feel are 5 books you should read before the end of the year.

    1. EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey – Dave shares years of insight into how he does business.  He gives you the nitty gritty on how you can build a successful business. All while staying out of debt. One of the best leadership books I’ve picked up all year.

Batman And The Power Of Fear

By now you’ve probably heard of the tragic shooting which happened during opening night of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises. It was a horrific event.

12 people are dead. 58 are left injured. An untold number left fearful.

After the shooting, there were reports of movie goers who were scared to go to the movie and mayors who were going to step up theater security.

People were scared.

A similar event was the Columbine shootings in 1999. It left many people uneasy about school and their children.

The shooting left me scared as well.

Were other students going to come and shoot up a school? Were students safe? When will it happen again?

We were left fearful.

And for what? There were no further shootings. Not with the Batman shooting or with the Columbine shooting.