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Path for Growth exists to help impact-driven leaders step into who they were created to be SO THAT others benefit and God is glorified.

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    • 4.8 • 89 Ratings

Path for Growth exists to help impact-driven leaders step into who they were created to be SO THAT others benefit and God is glorified.

https://www.pathforgrowth.com/

    Preparing for Recession Part 2

    Preparing for Recession Part 2

    Good leaders respond to a crisis, but great leaders prepare for it. In this episode, we continue our conversation about preparing for a recession by talking through 5 more actions you can take to prepare yourself and your business for periods of recession. We also discuss three things to avoid in order to stay agile, and then close out the conversation with a reminder of what it means to renew your mind and fill yourself up with truth. 


    In today’s episode we’ll discuss the final five actions leaders can take to prepare for recession (0:51)

    6. Position yourself and your business to be agile (3:22)

    Bureaucracy is an enemy of agility (4:32)

    Improper expectations within your team will slow you down in times of turbulence (6:54)

    Fear is not inherently bad, as long as it doesn’t lead to paranoia or rage (12:30)

    7. Test assumptions quickly, aggressively, and often (19:05)

    8. Remember what matters and double down on that (26:37)

    9. Prepare to get on offense (32:08)

    10. Renew your mind daily (35:16)


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    • 47 min
    Multitasking is Dead with Thatcher Wine

    Multitasking is Dead with Thatcher Wine

    Any time we choose to pay attention to something, there’s naturally a cost. And if we’re not intentional about where we’re placing our focus, we’re probably wasting time. In this episode, Thatcher Wine shares some of the key principles from his book, “The 12 Monotasks.” Thatcher explains why multitasking is not worthwhile and shares practical steps for leaders and entrepreneurs about improving your sleep, listening better, appreciating the value of silence, and creating a work culture that prioritizes monotasking. 


    Why are you so passionate about the topic of monotasks? (2:10)

    Why is monotasking especially important when you think you don’t have time? (6:34)

    What are the key principles about attention that you wish everyone knew? (12:49) 

    How can monotasking uniquely benefit entrepreneurs? (15:45)

    Why are you focused on sleep right now, and what does that look like for you? (21:12)

    Can you share some tips for parents about creating a great evening routine? (27:40)

    How do you “close the loop” when you’re tempted to shift your attention? (30:59)

    How do you track your sleep? (35:34)

    Why is treating listening as a monotask so valuable for leaders? (40:47)

    How have you built a culture that incentivizes and promotes monotasking? (46:49)

    What does thinking look like as a monotask, and why is that so important? (51:09)

    How have you found a form of structure that works for you? (57:47)


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Preparing for Recession Part 1

    Preparing for Recession Part 1

    Since recessions are a natural part of the economy’s ups and downs, the question isn’t if we’ll go into a recession; it’s when. And while there’s no way to fully “recession-proof” your business, there are plenty of things you can do to prepare as a business and as a leader. In part one of this conversation, we begin to talk through three principles and ten actions that will help you better prepare your team and yourself for periods of recession. 


    It’s not always possible to “recession-proof your business,” but you can prepare (0:43)

    Good leaders respond to crisis, great leaders prepare for it (4:46)

    Luck is when preparation meets opportunity (7:29)

    You can’t be strategic if you’re just trying to survive (9:05)

    There are ten actions that you can focus on to prepare for recession (13:27)

    1. Get your house in order (13:58)

    2. Reinforce, amplify, and publicize culture (20:42)

    3. Understand and minimize risk (26:35)

    4. Consistently assess the landscape of reality (31:37)

    5. Play the role of narrator (36:14)

    Check back for part 2 where we’ll discuss the final five actions (41:41)

    Lead from a spirit of love, power, and self-control, not fear (42:25)


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    Building in Public #3: Alex (CEO) & Olivia Graham (Coaching Manager)

    Building in Public #3: Alex (CEO) & Olivia Graham (Coaching Manager)

    One of the most important decisions a leader can make is finding the next right person to join their leadership team. In this episode, Alex talks with Path for Growth Coaching Manager Olivia Graham about the lessons she’s learned in the first 6 months of her role. Olivia shares several principles she’s discovered while working to operationalize Path for Growth’s coaching program to better develop and support effective coaches. She and Alex also discuss the lessons they’ve learned about setting expectations around the overlap of friendship and business. 



    Get to know Path for Growth Coaching Manager Olivia Graham (2:55)

    Can you tell us about your transition from contractor to coaching manager? (10:06)

    What did you learn from interviewing with people you already knew? (16:20)

    What are some principles you’ve learned in your time at Path for Growth? (22:30)

    1. Leaders should balance creating systems with paying attention to individuals (23:01) 

    Why is it so important to catalog best practices? (32:40)

    2. Context and trust are the most important thing in your first 30 days (34:10)

    What tactics have you learned for becoming a better listener? (38:18)

    How have we learned to set expectations around business and friendship? (41:48)

    3. Start with the end in mind. Have a clear idea of what winning looks like (54:06)

    What do you say to leaders who think they can’t communicate their vision (1:01:40)

    4. Set your standard for the season you’re in (1:07:25)

    5. Freedom is not something you earn, it’s something you experience (1:18:09)

    What are you most excited about right now? (1:21:24)



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    • 1 hr 26 min
    4 Responsibilities for Leading 300+ Person Teams Part 2

    4 Responsibilities for Leading 300+ Person Teams Part 2

    The strategies that help an organization grow to 300 people will not be effective in getting it to 1,000 people. In this episode, we continue our conversation about the four biggest things leaders of 300+ person teams should focus on: communication rhythms, leadership development, executive reinvention, and a culture of decentralized improvement. We also discuss the traits a leadership team needs in order to pursue reinvention, and the different relationship buckets every leader should try to fill.



    When any team hits 300 people, the same things tend to happen (0:44)

    There are four things that leaders of 300+ person teams should focus on (3:27)

    Leaders of large organizations need to commit to executive reinvention (6:31)

    If you’re unwilling to look like a fool, you’ll never become a master (10:10) 

    Teams leading large organizations need four things to pursue reinvention (12:54)

    1. Stability: While pursuing reinvention, you need a level of stability elsewhere (13:25)

    2. Humility: When you see yourself accurately, you can grow (16:36)

    3. Courage: Reinvention requires you to wade into the unknown (18:26)

    4. Relationships: There are several relationship buckets leaders should try to fill (20:17)

    Find people who will challenge you (21:06)

    Seek out people who can encourage you (22:47)

    Look for people who model leadership for you (24:12)

    Spend time with people who inspire you (25:35)

    Build relationships that develop you (27:07)

    Find people who will just be with you (28:50)

    3 questions you can ask yourself to spur the reinvention process (31:18)

    Large organizations need a culture of decentralized improvement (35:44)

    Operationalization is the key (41:31)


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    • 47 min
    Working in an Uncertain World with Mike Valiton

    Working in an Uncertain World with Mike Valiton

    Uncertainty is not something we can avoid, but there are steps we can take to better prepare ourselves and our businesses for the unknown. In this episode, Mike Valiton shares his insight into leading a business during seasons of uncertainty, as well as preparing for and navigating storms in our personal lives. Mike unpacks the routine that helps him stay grounded no matter what’s going on in the world around him, and he offers advice to leaders on managing finance, communicating honestly with team members, hiring in periods of growth, and much more. 



    How do you maintain a strong foundation when things around you feel uncertain? (5:23)

    What are the routines and habits that help you stay centered? (9:22)

    Why is it so important to define success based on the season you’re in? (18:14)

    Can you explain how you pay attention to the news without being immersed in it? (21:40)

    How do you hold your plans with a loose grip? (24:31)

    What should people do now to make sure they’re financially healthy and secure? (34:15)

    What advice do you have for leaders at large organizations? (39:59)

    How can leaders best communicate with their teams in uncertain times? (46:49)

    What does it practically look like for leaders to plan instead of worrying? (56:28) 

    Where have you seen constraints lead to creativity? (1:06:02) 

    How can leaders live their testimonies during this time? (1:14:23)



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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

DirtMaine ,

WINNER

In a world I often find myself saying “I’ll never get that half hour back”, Alex more than backfills those hollows.

Well written, actionable leadership content delivered at a lively pace. You’ll want to have your notepad handy to codify this man’s lessons into your live.

If you believe you were called for service to others, Path for Growth is where you need to walk to leverage that calling into immense positive impacts on those around you. There are so many nuances to leadership that often go undetected as pillars OF leadership. Alex shines a light on what works (and what doesn’t). And while it can be difficult to be both humble AND a subject matter expert, Alex delivers both and often draws on his own imperfect experiences for maximum effect.

mattmarine93-97 ,

Great podcast

All of these podcast are awesome, Alex does such a great job of teaching leadership, vision and business growth. I learn so much from last ending, my only regret is that I have to listen to each episode twice. Once in my vehicle while driving and a second time taking notes when I’m in my office.

Kodiaksgoldenlife ,

Disappointed

This has always been my go-to podcast as a Christian leader. I have always valued Alex's experience, mentorship, guidance, and throughts on how to truly bring out the best in everyone and not compromise on my faith.

However, there are several shows that are very explicit. The guests use coarse language and there is no warning from the Alex. As a disciple of Christ, and as a Bible student, I always filter the content that I consume based on Scripture. There is not need for the coarse language in this Podcast. Guest speakers should be able to provide clean and wholesome talk or else they should not be on a Christian Podcast. The host, Alex, should also not allow it.

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