In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions Podcast Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper are joined by Ron Kitchens, an entrepreneur and business leader devoted to changing lives and communities through job creation. Ron started in business as a teen and from the get go realized that it was more important to create employment opportunities for others than wealth for himself. His own difficult background, which he shares on the podcast, led to this as well as GOd’s transformative work on his life. Enjoy the conversation!
“The greatest force for change is a job.”
“Isolation is the enemy of greatness.”
“Business rarely leads in thought.”
“My job is to lift up other leaders and to check my ego.”
“For every year I am in leadership I want to have lifted up one leader.”
“We sit down and identify a plan of growth for every leader in our organization.”
“What time, treasure and talent do they need from me?”
“How do we help leaders identify, acknowledge, and multiply their talents?”
“How do you grow your own influence without growing your own ego?”
“The millennial generation is the most powerful generation since the greatest generation.”
“How will you get experience if nobody will give you a chance to get experience.”
“Our identity becomes our title on our business card and we are terrified we will lose all of that.”
“What I was put here on earth to do has nothing to do with the title on my business card.”
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