It’s simple to feed them

20130510-132419.jpgWhether you’re feeding five or five thousand, you still take it and make it simple to make it successful.

Pictured above is the small banquet room I helped setup for the 2013 Chick-fil-a Leadercast. I was part of a team that put out the tablecloths, assembled and placed the centerpieces on each table, and placed pens and post cards at each seat.

The logistics involved go back months and I’m sure it involved multiple departments in multiple companies.

Our simple job was anything but simple. But the job to be done was clear to all involved. And it was done without egos or power trips.

The job was broken down into its separate components and assigned to the right teams to complete it.

To feed five thousand. And it was simple.

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4 Responses to It’s simple to feed them

  1. Patty Hebert says:

    It’s teamwork. Congratulations!

    • David says:

      The amount of teamwork was stunning. There was no real assignment of duties. Everyone just worked. It was a wonderful thing. Plus, everyone smiled. Everyone was courteous.

      The challenge lies in communicating that same work ethic to the people I work with on a daily basis.

  2. Jordan Peterson says:

    I loved volunteering with you David that day! I’ll always remember it and you were a great leader. 🙂

    • David says:

      Jordan, welcome to my blog.

      The pleasure and honor was all mine. It was great to hear your “story” each time you were asked about where you were from, work, college, etc., and how you came to be a volunteer.

      Your smile was infectious and your work ethic was contagious. Hopefully our paths will cross again and we will have the same opportunity next year to serve and to lead.


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