S.2 Ep. 5: Making Room for More with Jonathan Purser

Season 2 | Episode 5
45m | Mar 6, 2024

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Welcome to the Build Your Culture Brand Podcast. Today, Dr. Jay Raines is joined by Jonathan Purser, long-time Owner-Operator of Chick-fil-A Calhoun. With decades of experience behind him, Jonathan shares the danger of being uncoachable, the reality of fighting for your future, and the importance of finding purpose beyond your livelihood. Jonathan highlights the "culture reset" he experienced early on, moving his transaction-based culture toward a culture that values and nurtures the whole person. With retirement on the horizon, Jonathan shares his perspective on embracing new seasons, including knowing when to step away, creating space for emerging leaders, and pursuing your passions and the discipline of rest. Jonathan reflects on the legacy of the Cathy Family, including a story about the generosity, humility, and service of Truett Cathy. Whether embracing development, shifting priorities, or stepping into new seasons, hear about the joy found in living a balanced life and what it means to make room for more. 

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(00:00 - 01:31) Intro

(01:32 - 05:37) High Responsibility and Letting Others Learn

(05:38 - 08:14) The Danger of Being Uncoachable

(08:15 - 13:32) Fighting for the Future

(13:33 - 21:06) Seasons of Transition

(21:07 - 27:54) A Culture of "Becoming"

(27:55 - 30:40) Chasing Wins

(30:41 - 36:16) The Legacy of Truett Cathy

(36:17 - 41:20) Creating Healthy Margin

(41:21 - 45:06) The Disciplines of R.E.S.T.

(45:07 - 45:34) Closing

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