In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast Todd Adkins is joined by Andy Dukes for a conversation with Troy Tomlinson, the president of Sony/ATV Music, Nashville, the biggest music publisher in Nashville. Sony/ATV Music, Nashville has won numerous awards including Country Music artist and album of the year under Troy;s guidance. In this episode he shares about how strong Christian faith impacts his leadership and care for employees and artists alike.
“When you read a book a book often reads you.”
“Re-reading is like going back to a spiritual marker.”
“I think of reading as building a library in mind and soul and spirit.”
“Live life open handed.”
“Love people first.”
“If you are loving someone authentically it is very hard for them to shut you out or dismiss you.”
“I have come to see change as an energizer.”
“For most people change is a stop sign or maybe a yield sign ,but if you do those things you’re going backwards.”
“If you are sick of saying the same thing over and over again it’s just getting to the point of sinking in.”
“Everything doesn’t have to be a life lesson. Sometimes we just need to listen.”
“In the workplace they know some hypocrisy and failing, but not like in the home.”
“Sadly it’s easier to lead people you don’t know than those who know you well.”
“Saturate yourself, marinate yourself, in the Word.”
“We forget the Word because of circumstances of life.”
“Risk being embarrassed and risk being hurt. It will be of more value to the people around you if you do.”
It’s Not Rocket Science Dave Anderson
Every Good Endeavor by Tim Keller
The Invisible Hand by R.C. Sproul
The Sovereignty of God by A.W. Pink
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