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Steve Graves

An Idea Is Not a Business!

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I have to say this once a week to someone about something: “An idea is not a business.” An idea is an idea. Granted, not all ideas are equal. Some ideas are evolutionary, some are revolutionary, and some are incremental. Some ideas are purpose driven and cause infused. Some ideas […]

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Are You a Run-the-Business Leader?

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Some core traits of a leader bleed across all archetypes. They’re universal and timeless. Other qualities and styles better fit certain leaders for certain seasons of their assignment. There are thousands of ways to classify leaders, their qualities, and the various organizational needs. In my coaching portfolio I usually keep a combination […]

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The Fine Art of Swapping

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Does your stomach start churning when you survey the avalanche of work waiting for you? Perhaps you let out a defeated sigh that first time you check your email each morning or power up your phone after a long flight. What are your most natural reactions to being overwhelmed? Irritable? […]

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Legacy Vs New Customers

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Age matters! How old is your company or organization? If your company or organization is older than 15 years, one of your biggest challenges might be how to honor and optimize your legacy customers (the people who brought you to the dance) while also attracting and engaging the next generation […]

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What Makes Work Redemptive?

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What makes work redemptive? It’s a question I’ve asked and been asked thousands of times. On some level, I’ve made it my life’s work. I think it’s a phenomenal question, a valuable and soul-searching assignment. People ask the question in different ways—What is a Christian business? How do I bring my […]

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Do You Have Something Worth Saying?

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Content is king. Eyeballs are god. God is sovereign. To put it another way—you  need something worth saying. You need people who want to hear it. And at the end of the day, it still isn’t all up to you. These three realities must be placed at the forefront if […]

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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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