“The world needs heroes.” Those are the first words of Rotary Club of Atlanta member Rodney Bullard’s new book, “Heroes Wanted: Why the World Needs You to Live Your Heart Out.” In a talk to the club today that ended with attendees on their feet, arm-in-arm, Bullard – Chick-fil-A’s VP of Community Affairs and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation – reminded us what it means to be a hero in our communities and how we can tap into our inner hero to do extraordinary things.
Rodney Bullard knows a thing or two about doing the extraordinary. Before coming to Chick-fil-A, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting complex criminal cases. For his service, the United States Attorney General presented him with the Department of Justice Director’s Award. Prior to this role, Rodney was selected as a White House Fellow, the nation’s most prestigious public service Fellowship. As a White House Fellow, Rodney was placed at NASA working directly for the NASA Administrator. Rodney also previously served at the Pentagon as a Congressional Legislative Liaison in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.
Rodney believes there is a hero in each of us. “We may not realize how we can change a life, or two, or twenty, or twenty thousand,” he writes, “But the heart of heroism is inside of us, unexpected and maybe even unrequited. It awaits our awakening.”
Listen to Rodney Bullard’s inspiring talk here, via our “Leadership in Action” podcast series.