In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast Todd Adkins and Barnabas talk with Steve Graves, a businessman, consultant, and coach for numerous businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to non-profits and ministries. Steve has written several books and blogs regularly at StephenRGraves.com. He is a down-to-earth, fun person and conversation is lively. Enjoy!
“I try to keep a theology book, a business book, and a fiction book with me at all times.”
“If you’re watcher get on TED talks or something. If you’re a listener get on audiobooks.”
“A lot of my learning is in one on one venues.”
“It’s easy to be an expert in leading and managing you and to fall behind in leading and managing me.”
“Never let your context be an excuse for not flourishing.”
“Our leaders don’t have to be perfect, we just need to be able to trust them.”
“It’s hard to match talent to where your organization is in its life cycle.”
“The best leader is not the best on paper but the one that fits your organization the best.”
“I need to lead my family according to their wiring, not anyone else’s.”
“Let your kids tackle their problems, let them grab it, let them come up with an answer.”
“I would tell my younger self to be a little bit more vulnerable.”
Flourishing by Steve Graves
The Gospel Goes to Work by Steve Graves
The Originals by Adam Grant
Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
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