[FLR] “I Didn’t Know What The Fast-Food Rules Were” | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday, 


Brittany, our Manager of Client Services, is a huge fan of Chipotle Mexican Grill. Anytime she is on the road & there is restaurant within 200 km’s, she’ll find an excuse to have a meal there (okay, that might be a slight exaggeration. Let’s just say she really really likes the joint.) 

I also have to say, she has “converted” me. FYI – there is one located on Front Street in Toronto. 


I have to say that I am rule “adapter.” I have a tendency to not always follow instructions, I am usually looking for a creative (but still ethical) way to get results. Steve Ells, CEO of Chipotle, also takes rules with a grain of salt (pun intended). Smart leaders recognize that business rules can sometimes be customized to the circumstances, and sometimes, reinvented entirely. 


FastCompany “I Didn’t Know What The Fast-Food Rules Were” 


Forbes Why I Broke The Rules And Hired Family


HBR Francis Ford Coppola on Family, Fulfillment, and Breaking the Rules



CJ | First, Break All The Rules (Yes All of Them)

TED | Mark Applebaum Writes Music That Breaks the Rules in Fantastic Ways

From the very beginning. I didn’t know what the fast-food rules were. 

I got my training at the Culinary Institute Of America, 

and then I opened up a fast food place according to fine dining rules.

 – Steve Ells CEO of Chipotle

Leading, along the road with you!




P.S. CareerJoy is an official sponsor of the 2014/15 Employee Choice Awards! Join us for the next ECA webinar “Top Benefit Trends for 2014” presented by Michael Horne, co-founder and partner, Meldrum Horne & Associates
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm -> REGISTER HERE

P.P.S. Are you looking to identify, develop, and support leaders within your organization? Start the conversation today to learn how the CareerJoy team can help you. Call Brittany Knapp, Manager of Client Services at 1-877-256-2569 x 4!