Leaders Pick Up The Trash

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  1. Samantha Linton says:

    Yeah, that Robby guy is pretty legit 🙂

  2. jimmylsc says:

    In my role as an executive at Chick-fil-A, I found that picking up trash was a good way to set an example of what I wanted to communicate to all of my fellow-workers.

    Customers would not know what the kitchen looked like, but if the parking lot and rest rooms were clean and tidy, it reassured our customers that the kitchen would also be clean.

    It is much easier to communicate with customers, fellow employees and people in general by example than by instruction.

    Actually, when we show people what to do, we don’t need to tell them.

    Jimmy Collins

  3. Brian Keel says:

    Been part of the YMCA movement for a long time and this is so true… every problem is everybody’s problem! Impossible to serve well and not grab that trash or pull that weed…

  4. Jason Chamberlain says:

    And it makes a strong impression when you help a mobile campus set up at 6:30 in the morning too. Sadly, I don’t think that happens at many churches either.

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