Jimmy's Stories: Preaching What I Practiced at Chick-fil-A
Looking Glass Books
5.5 x 8.5
13 black-and-white images
Michael Cooley, coauthor
This title is not yet published.
Jimmy’s Stories are Jimmy Collins’s own stories, from his personal experiences. Retired president and chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A, Jimmy tells these stories at speaking engagements and on his website, creativefollowership.com. They are now conveniently packaged together. Jimmy’s stories clearly reveal how he learned and practiced his principles of Creative Followership. His stories are those of a boy learning, an adult practicing, and an old man reminiscing on how he found and used this pathway to success and satisfaction in his career. Jimmy is well known for his common-sense style of communicating. A gifted storyteller, he uses real events from his personal experience to paint a vivid picture of the practice of Creative Followership, the fascinating career approach that he advocates. He delivers an inspiring message for everyone—from those just beginning a career to those who would like to reinvent themselves. He says, “My mission is to use my life experience to motivate others to venture out on a journey of discovery and adventure.” Starting at 12 years old, delivering groceries on a bicycle, Jimmy ultimately retired as the president and chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A, Inc., a $1 billion restaurant chain. A real success story. Jimmy says, “The practice of Creative Followership was my pathway to earning the trust of my boss and the respect of my coworkers. I used these principles to demonstrate my absolute loyalty to Truett Cathy, founder and CEO of Chick-fil-A, Inc., and as a result, I received Truett’s unwavering support, and the recognition and reward that followed.”