In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast Todd Adkins, Barnabas Piper, and Trevin Wax run through a series of quick-hitter questions about leadership lessons and resources.
- What is one thing you’ve read recently?
- What is one thing you’ve listened to recently?
- What is one tool or resource you’ve started using recently?
- Who is one person who has influenced you recently?
- What is one lesson you have learned recently?
“We need to recognize people aren’t a process.”
“Most people get succession wrong because they are thinking about it as an event. They are thinking about it as replacement rather than reproduction.”
“You’ve got to read well to write well.”
“Reread everything you were assigned in high school and think differently about it.”
“The idea that somehow everything will fall into place just as you are planning is not going to happen.”
“Don’t plan for best case scenario. Plan for contingency.”
“Life always throws something at you that ruins best case scenario.”
“It goes back to family and the importance of raising my kids well. That is my number one job.”
“If you don’t work in blocks of time, every thing is scatter shot and nothing gets done and balls get dropped.”
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Succession by Nol Tichy
Effective Succession Planning by William J. Rothwell
Shoedog by Phil Knight
The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Crime Town podcast