A Speech Meeting At A Executive Speech Conference At University

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When thinking of great leaders in the world today most people think of Barack Obama, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, but I wouldn’t expect that someone like Dan T. Cathy the CEO and President of Chick-fil-A to be a great leader. When thinking of Chick-fi-A the first thing that comes to mind is there great chicken sandwich or even that they are closed on Sunday’s, but never that they have such a powerful and motivational leader ahead of their company that moves them into the right direction in the fast food market. Dan T. Cathy gave a speech at an executive speech conference at Duke University on the basis of leadership and his personal beliefs towards what a leader is. Things that he discussed through his speech was how he views leadership, factors in his life that helped him grow as a leader, and ways he influences his employees, and also how he feels that customers are the most important people in a business. To start Chick-fil-A is already one of the top leaders in the Fast Food market so in order to keep their place in the discussion as a top Fast Food they needed a good leader. When Dan Cathy started his speech he gave a round of applause for students that were going to help him with any questions that students would have for him and that showed that as a leader he didn’t want all the credit because he doesn’t do everything himself the same way he mentions the process at Chick-fil-A and how every level plays a part in Chick-fil-A’s success. Something that stood out…
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