S. Truett Cathy, March 14, 1921 – September 8, 2014
He was my best boss.
He was my most demanding boss.
He was a leader.
Truett told me what he wanted me to do, but he did not tell me how to do it. A good boss gives direction by telling workers what he wants and he leaves it up to them to figure out how to do it.
He let me use my initiative and creativity to get the job done. He was wise enough to know that if it was my creation, I was more likely to see it through no matter how difficult the task turned out to be.
He made my role easier because he gave clear and simple instructions and did not constantly change his mind.