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Steve Graves

Think // Plan // Do

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I don’t just coach CEOs. I own or co-own some small businesses as well. In a couple of them I am instituting a framework called Think/Plan/Do. I’m convinced that every successful business and organization devotes time and energy to each of these three activities: Think—How might we _________? Plan—What’s the […]

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What Do You Value?

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Have you seen anyone using one of these lately? I have, and I’ve got to tell you, it caught me off guard. I sat down for a quick phone charge in the ATL airport between flights, and a nice fellow from a few decades back plopped down next to me […]

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3 Things to Measure Your Life Against

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“The unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates I was out on a sailboat, a substantial distance from shore, and found myself wondering about getting back in the dark. It gets pitch black out there on the water. I casually brought up the subject to the captain, and he pointed […]

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Planning to Rest

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What everyone wants is the very thing that we need more than we realize. Rest. True biblical rest. A real break from the weight and pressure of life and work. It’s interesting, though, that we run from rest, the very thing we want and need so badly. But running from […]

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Books for the Summer

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Do you have your summer books stacked and ready to read? I do. I typically go into the summer with an ambitious pile of books to read that usually carry over into the fall and the end of the year. For my entire adult life, I have kept a three-subject […]

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Five Great Moves for Launching Your Children

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300 feet. 2 seconds. These numbers may not mean much to you, but if you were a pilot sitting on the deck of an aircraft carrier, they would mean a great deal. 300 feet. That’s the entire length of a runway in front of you. That’s all the distance available to […]

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Turning 30

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On March 2, Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors sprained his ankle for the third time this season. On March 8, he sprained it again. On March 14, he turned 30. Any connection? When you’re in your 20s, 30 seems like such an adult number, which is another way […]

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How Much Does a “Yes” Cost?

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Every “yes” carries a cost. We usually think that “no” carries the big cost, but a “yes” can even be more expensive than a “no.” Not long ago, I spent the day with a young entrepreneur whose business was growing at a phenomenal rate. The company was in a market-pull […]

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