We use analogies all the time when we look at developing talent in our organizations. Zach Thomas is not only a farmer, but he grows people as well. Zach is a West Point grad., served as an Army Ranger instructor, and a college pastor. Today, Zach is the owner/operator of a Chick-fil-A franchise and author of Leader Farming: Growing Leaders to Grow Your Business. He had an “aha” moment when he looked at his leadership approach. He recognized the tough guy approach nor the love everybody and they will do the right thing approach were working. Zach and Kevin discuss the need for standards and boundaries in leadership. Zach shares a leadership strategy to balance results and relationships. This strategy addresses engagement, turn-over, and development of your team. Zach believes leaders should make a difference in the lives of their team and grow them to be the best version of themselves.
In this episode, Zach discusses 1. F.A.R.M. Strategy. 2. Seasonal growth mindset. 3. Embracing turnover.
Ask yourself: When is your winter? How can you grow?
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This episode is brought to you by…
Coaching with Confidence, Kevin’s workshop, designed to help leaders build confidence in coaching for stronger and more effective teams.
Additional Leadership Resources
- Book Recommendations:
- Leader Farming: Growing Leaders to Grow Your Business by Zach Thomas and Jared Stump
- A Language of Healing for a Polarized Nation: Creating safe environments for conversations about race, politics, sexuality, and religion by Wayne Jacobsen, Arnita Willis Taylor, Robert “Bob” L. Prater
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