2018 Archive

A powerful, little word.

We collected a few of our favorite verses, quotes, and sayings to share with you this week as we all begin to settle in to the Christmas season, which -- for us -- is the pinnacle of JOY.

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Quick Thought: Serve

In a world saturated with technology and touch-screens, Tweets and status updates, there has never been a more important time to create real connections with real people in real, tangible, face-to-face ways...

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7 Reasons Leader Development Matters.

What’s the return on leadership? What's the real value of leadership development? Why are companies spending tens of billions of dollars each year on trying to develop strong leaders?

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The Big Three with Cord Sachs - GRATITUDE

In this episode of The Big Three, Cord talks about what "gratitude" means to him and his business... and what it can mean to yours!

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Attitude of Gratitude

This is a special month when we celebrate gratitude, thankfulness, and the soon-to-be end of a year that (hopefully) brought more good than bad, more joy than sad, and a new perspective from which to jump in to what's ne…

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The Big Three with Cord Sachs: Team-building

“Great teams start with great players who believe in your ‘why?’ They understand the story, not just the job...” Take a look at THE BIG THREE with CEO, Cord Sachs as he talks about team-building.

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Leaders are Learners with Vision

Repetition is the mother of all learning. Leaders learn by teaching what they’ve taught. Every day. Changing it up or keeping it the same. Just keep going...

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We learn because we are called to lead.

Anyone can possess knowledge, but great leaders are those who have been inspired to use what they know to do to make wise choices and do great things.

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THE OTHERS IN YOUR STORY

None of us could survive on our own. We need "the others" in our lives in order to have a complete story.

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Lead where you are...

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

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Take me with you.

If you love what you do, every day can be filled with opportunities to learn, grow, and do things you’ve never done before.

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You're a tool.

Go build, y'all.

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PUT THE WIND IN YOUR SAILS

It’s true that strong leaders must “plan their work and then work their plan,” but it’s equally as important that we not rely solely on our own disciplines to get us where we want to go.

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FIVE SIGNS YOUR CULTURE STINKS: #5 - MISSION? WHAT MISSION?

Each day this week, we have been sharing signs to help you determine whether or not your organization's culture needs work. In today's final installment, we're discussing SIGN #4: MISSION? WHAT MISSION?

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FIVE SIGNS YOUR CULTURE STINKS: #4 - MICRO-MANAGEMENT

Each day this week, we're sharing signs to help you determine whether or not your organization's culture needs work. SIGN #4: MICRO-MANAGEMENT

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FIVE SIGNS YOUR CULTURE STINKS: #3 - THE THREE P's

Each day this week, we're sharing signs to help you determine whether or not your organization's culture needs work. SIGN #3: PROCESS, PROCEDURE & PROGRESS

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FIVE SIGNS YOUR CULTURE STINKS: #2 - RULES OVER RESOURCES

Each day this week, we're going to share a sign to help you determine whether or not your organization's culture needs work. SIGN #2: RULES OVER RESOURCES

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FIVE SIGNS YOUR CULTURE STINKS: #1 - APATHY

Each day this week, we're going to share a sign to help you determine whether or not your organization's culture needs work.

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Make an Idea Happen. Together.

Ideas can help shape cultures and change entire communities – once they are embraced by others. We can do this. Together.

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Band-Aids for Bullet-Wounds

Fact of the matter is, there’s no silver bullet for creating a thriving culture. It takes time, intentionality, and making genuine investments in each other to create a healthy workplace.

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What's your story?

The best stories are always more than words on paper. They offer new perspectives, new challenges, opportunities, and meaning to the world around us. And here's the thing: The more you know your story, the more you can c…

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FIVE WAYS TO ENGAGE

It is reported that nearly 70% of U.S. employees are unhappy with their jobs. Why is that? In many cases, it is because they don't have a sense of purpose in the workplace. To fight this epidemic, here is a list of 5 way…

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Who are the storytellers?

The rest of the world is beginning to understand that entire cultures are being shaped by the storytellers — and business leaders, teachers, pastors, parents, and more, are starting to wonder how they can incorporate mor…

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The Big Three with Cord Sachs: Story

Watch the latest episode in our series "The Big Three with Cord Sachs" and hear what Cord thinks makes a great story.

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Write to lead.

Did you know that great leaders who challenge themselves to write daily are more effective communicators?

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Future-casting?

Although we should always have a vision for the future, let's try not to get so caught up in the “one of these days” that we forget about the here and now.

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What is Leadership?

How do you define leadership? Everyone knows what it means, but we all seem to have a different answer!

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Go slow to go fast.

Although it seems counterintuitive, leaders need to slow down rather than "keep up" in order to inspire those around them to go farther, faster.

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Start where you are.

How can we be the best leaders possible in our given situations?

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The Big Three with Cord Sachs: Leadership

Check out our new Series, "The Big Three with Cord Sachs." This month, we will focus on the topic of leadership. Enjoy!

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​PLEASE STOP DOING THAT!

A brief, yet no-holds-barred look at what people don’t like about you… Yikes!

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Is Your Customer Service Creating Raving Fans?

Everyone wants good customer service, but truly, how often do we get it?

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Welcome to the New Wildsparq

Learn more about the facelift we've given to the Wildsparq leadership platform! We think you're going to love the new look!

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Thought for the Week: Lead where you are.

It's tempting sometimes to think that you need to be “in charge” to be a leader...

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Stupid is as stupid does?

You’ve got to keep at it, keep at it, and keep at it some more until you arrive at where you want to be in life.

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It's Friday...But Sunday's a Coming!

"It's Friday. Hope is lost. Death has won. Sin has conquered. And Satan is just a laughin."

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Turn Your Calling into Your Job

Because 80,000 hours of our life will be spent at work, we need to align what we choose to do on a daily basis with what we feel we have been called to do in life.

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Let the Madness Begin

It's time to print out the paper bracket and crown your champion!

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When Did My Trajectory Change?

I am beginning to realize that perspective has everything to do with true happiness, and the difference between what is now and what was then has much less to do about the events of life as it does the way we look at lif…

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Honesty and Deception

Honesty is deceptive, and like a skilled magician, we manipulate the truth. This is the game we play every day with ourselves, with others, and with our circumstances.

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Aim Small, Miss Small

Aimlessness isn’t really in our DNA and when we succumb to it, it begins to suck the life out of us.

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Embracing CHANGE

What will you do when change comes your way? Will you embrace it, or will you fold?

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Passion...Commitment...Renewal

Renewal comes when ideas become ideals and dreams become reality. And that doesn’t happen without passion and commitment.

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Remembering Rev. Billy Graham

As we look back on the life of Billy Graham, we have listed some of his most well known quotes to reflect upon.

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Creativity Is A Curious Thing

We live our lives absorbing information so that we can know more, but how do we increase our imagination on a daily basis?

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NEXT 2018: Relationships

On Day 2 of #NEXT2018, we had the opportunity to visit with so many of our partners, we heard some great speakers, and we attended the Chick-fil-A RED Awards Ceremony. Here are the highlights from our day!

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NEXT 2018: STRONGER

The theme of NEXT 2018 is STRONGER - being stronger physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

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So, What's NEXT?

NEXT is a world-class leadership conference for Chick-fil-A Operators, corporate staff & special guests. Starting this weekend, some of the world’s greatest leaders, entertainers & business gurus will converge in Orlando…

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Myths Fueling the Misconceptions About Millennials (Pt. I)

Listen to FireSeeds CEO Cord Sachs discuss three myths fueling misconceptions about millennials.

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Wildsparq: Seeing the Impact

We believe Wildsparq an invaluable tool for establishing an excellent work culture where your employees thrive and grow as leaders who are heard around the table. But don’t take our word for it! Take a look at impact sta…

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Managing “The Power of the Other” in the Workplace

While you will never be able to master people, you can become a master at dealing with people. You have the power to choose your interactions. You can control your responses, your reactions, your words, and your feelings…

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DOING LIFE TOGETHER: WE’RE GOING TO A FAMILY REUNION!

FireSeeds & Wildsparq are thrilled to be invited to this year's NEXT, which serves as Chick-fil-A's annual "family reunion"! Follow our journey now through Feb. 14 as we walk through how this fast food giant has created …

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Finding Perspective and Seeing God’s Hand at Work

Asking the “What if” questions in life tends to take God’s hand at work out of the equation.

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Have to vs. Get to

I wonder how our lives might be different this week if we looked at each ‘have to’ as a ‘get to’ instead.

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Three Ways a “Kitchen Culture” Unifies Your Organization

Kitchen culture is not hard to create, but you have to be intentional to seize the moment when it presents itself. Celebrating your team's wins publicly and encouraging those around you will often result in a natural inc…

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A Truly Good Story

It’s true that strong leaders must “plan their work and then work their plan,” but it’s equally as important that we not rely solely on our own disciplines to get us where we want to go.

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