Two recent Chapter Friday’s contained quite a few nuggets to remember (or catch-up on if you missed it)–one offered guidance for running a business or managing people in a way that allows them to flourish and the other offered lessons for finding and giving joy in life. Two different looks at how we can be a “faithful presence” and create environments and cultures of “shalom” wherever we work and live.
On January 22, our guest speaker, Mark Curtis (Mark’s talk is available under Resources–click HERE), a founder and the CEO of Splash Car Washes, shared about how God used Splash to turn Mark back toward Him and now uses Splash to “love” its employees. Mark describes how God carried him through a series of mistakes and difficulties and then gave him the purpose, tools and process to build Splash into a business that gives its employees the purpose, tools and process needed to flourish. This is an inspirational and aspirational story for any business owner, leader or manager.
On January 8, our guest speaker Rev. Greg Doll (Greg’s talk is available under Resources–click HERE) Greg Doll shared seven key life lessons he learned from his father. These weren’t lessons drilled in through lectures–they were lessons absorbed by watching. They are lessons that Greg has been able to draw upon for his own life and lessons that have informed his mentoring, coaching and counseling of student-athletes, people going through life transitions and those Greg calls the “successful but miserable”–people who have tremendous worldly success but are empty inside.