Our company, Centennial seeks to train us to not only be better at what we do – recruiting and engaging top talent for client organizations, but to be better people and leaders in our community. One of the ways they have done that is sending our team to the Chick-Fil-A Leadercast for a day retreat. We have posted several articles from our team’s experience and have a few more to go.
Recap of the 2012 Chick-Fil-A Leadercast:
My heart was stirred by the 3rd question Andy Stanley proposed in his talk, the 3 Questions to Have in Your Arsenal in Decision-Making during the 2012 Chick Fil A Leadercast. The third question was, “What Story Do I Want to Tell?”. So many people need to hear this concept earlyin their lives. It needs to be a high school or college entrance essay question. It is a question we need to teach our kids – It is a LEGACY statement: Don’t ever make a CHOICE that would make you a LIAR for LIFE.
What does this mean? Mr. Stanley explained that there are questions along the way people will ask you about your life whether it is in business practices or in your personal life from children or grandchildren. Will there be things or are there things that you have to skip over or lie about because there is a big black hole that you don’t want to explain?
For example, we need to remember that success is not the one with the most money at the end. Do you want to work so much, that you come out in the end with no relationship with your wife and your kids? Do you want to sacrifice your family for money? This is not a story Andy Stanley want’s to tell, nor do I. Instead, leave behind an impression to your kids and people around you – “they worked hard, and in the midst of it, they honored God, they honored their family and theydid everything with integrity.
For me – this is important because I have young kids and really want to not only leave a legacy for them, but teach them to leave a legacy for their generation!
Your story is ALWAYS with you – Don’t make CHOICES that will cause us to lie about our life and what our life is really about.
Originally written and published by the team at Centennial, Inc., a talent strategy and executive search firm at http://www.centennialinc.com/