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After graduating from West Point in 1989, Ricky Preciado served in the Army on active duty for five years then as a reservist for an additional five before shifting into business operations for a variety of manufacturing companies. Since 2017, he’s been working for Chick-fil-a, and he currently works for them as an owner-operator in the San Diego area.
Ricky joined USS Somerset OCF for a day to share about one of his favorite topics, servant leadership, with Chick-fil-a in tow, of course, and he joined Assistant Director of Communications Courtney Taylor on the podcast to discuss the very same topic. He breaks down what can often seem to be a “Christianese” term in the church, shares what he’s learned about servant leadership via his work with Chick-fil-a, and recaps his visit with USS Somerset OCF.
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As you listen to this conversation with Ricky, here are a few questions to ponder in your personal time, with a small group, or with a mentor:
- How would you define servant leadership?
- Who are your role models, biblical or personal, for servant leadership? Why?
- What personal experiences have humbled you and can be used in developing your own servant leadership?
- How does surrendering your responsibilities to God enable better servant leadership?
- Ricky talks about taking the focus off yourself as an impactful means to being a servant leader. What are some practical ways you can focus on others?