A Server's Journey

A Server's Journey

Rocky DeStefano
Dec 02, 2020 38 min

Alex Chausovsky asks Does Your Management Style Add Up?

This episode we had the opportunity to sit down with Alex Chausovsky. Alex is an accomplished Speaker and the Senior Business Advisor at ITR Economics. He is a highly experienced market researcher and analyst with more than a decade of expertise in...
Nov 25, 2020 55 min

Bing Oliver Everything Goes Back to the 5 D's And What's Your Peak?

Tune in this week to hear from our guest, Bing Oliver!⁠Bing has served as a top-performing business consultant and franchisee with Chick-fil-A, where he had a reputation for innovation, creativity, team building and great friendships. His Chick-fil-A...
Nov 18, 2020 55 min

Investing in Your Team with Omar Harris

Omar L Harris is an Award-Winning and Bestselling Author of 4 books, Former GM GSK Indonesia, and Intent Consulting LLC Founder with 20+ year global pharmaceutical industry veteran and former executive (GSK, Pfizer, Merck, Allergan and more). Harris is...
Nov 11, 2020 32 min

Growing and Developing Leaders With Kevin Harrison

This week we discuss leadership with Kevin Harrison. Kevin is an established business leader, having dedicated the last 31 years to owning and operating two successful Chick-fil-A franchise locations in Virginia. He now leads in multiple business...
Nov 04, 2020 32 min

Thirty Minutes of Mentoring From Adam Mendler

This week we discuss leadership with Adam Mendler, the Chief Executive Officer of The Veloz Group, where he co-founded and oversees ventures across a wide variety of industries: Beverly Hills Chairs, a leading office furniture e-tailer; Custom Tobacco,...
Oct 28, 2020 33 min

Halloween Special: The Scary Side Of Leadership

In honor of Halloween, this week's episode is all about "The Scary Side of Leadership". Tune in as some unfamiliar voices (including a mad scientist) talk about some of the fears associated with becoming a leader. ⁠----------A Server's Journey...
Oct 21, 2020 37 min

Adapting to Learning Differences with The Bedford School

In this episode we talk with Allison Day and Jeff James, key members of The Bedford School. The mission of The Bedford School is to maximize the potential of students with learning differences and develop foundations for success. We discuss how they...
Oct 14, 2020 57 min

How to Develop Team Members Into Servant Leaders

In this episode, we invite Jack Kennington and Andrew Barnes, Rocky's colleagues, to talk about their experience with servant leadership. Jack and Andrew were present during Rocky's formative years in leadership. Jack, who lives in Tennessee, works with hospice currently but was with Chick-fil-A for 20 years, 13 of which as an Operator of his own store. Since then, he has had a total of 6 Operators, with a focus on 4, come out of his location. Rocky and Andrew reflect on what it was like to be lead at a young age by their previous operator, Jack. Andrew discusses with Rocky the impact Truett Cathy had on his life.
Oct 07, 2020 44 min

Talent, Culture, Character and Chemistry with Dee Ann Turner

In this episode we've invited Dee Ann Turner, one of our favorite guests, back on the show for the one year anniversary of her book: Bet On Talent. We discuss the evolving culture of Chick-fil-A as a corporation and the importance of culture in any organization. Dee Ann touches on the difference between simply hiring people and hiring talent. We also talk about the importance of future team members having character and chemistry with your team. You can pre-order Dee Ann's new book, Crush Your Career, which is scheduled to be released in March 2021.
Sep 30, 2020 41 min

The Journey to Leadership with Victor Sanchez - Part 2 of 2

In this episode Rocky talks with one of his favorite Chick-fil-A Consultants, Victor Sanchez. Victor was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He has a Bachelors degree in Purchasing Management and Masters in Marketing. Victor has worked for The Coca-Cola Company for almost 21 years in multiple roles within Supply Chain and Marketing. He is now going into his 6th year as a Business Consultant at the Chick-fil-A corporate office. Victor tells his leadership story and the critical lessons he has learned along the way. Rocky and Victor review their experiences with different leaders through out their careers and how they impacted them both positively and negatively as well as how they have applied these experiences towards their own leadership styles.