In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Dan Iten are joined by Henry Costa, the CEO and co-founder of Glorify, a Christian daily worship app. Costa shares his background in finance, the military, and the technology industry, and how these experiences have led him to focus on technology for positive societal change. They also discuss the importance of learning from multiple sources, building a council of elders for advice, and the current focus of Glorify’s leadership team on communication, remote work, and building culture.
“I think the Christian world is crying out for better products to help them connect with God better.” – Henry Costa
“The thing that makes people love that their job is really understanding what the vision is, what’s the mission of how they’re contributing directly into that, and then what’s the output of that as they bring everything that we do back to the user.” – Henry Costa
“Focus on where you’re weak rather than thinking that you’re great at everything.” – Henry Costa
“I just want to hire the best people around me give them autonomy and let them build under the strategic direction that that I can provide.” – Henry Costa
“I have had great bosses and I’ve had terrible bosses. I have learned probably as much from the terrible ones of how I don’t want to lead and how I never want to lead with a culture of fear.” – Henry Costa