41 Deposits (Paperback)
Crucial Conversations for Fathers and Sons
B&H Books, 9781535944007, 240pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2019
When Kile Graves began his high school journey, his father saw an opportunity to give him something he’d never gotten before—a series of intentional “life deposits,” crucial conversations that could help guide him into adulthood. So, Steve Graves began a personal journal about the critical lessons he wanted to share with his son. Then he and Kile discussed those lessons over bagels while meeting regularly over the next three years.
Steve wasn’t looking for an immediate, radical transformation in his son. But he knew if the deposits were made, Kile would have opportunities to put them to use. The regular, honest, uncut conversations about life, relationships, and work provided a unique opportunity to strengthen the integrity of their father-son relationship.
41 Deposits shares the lessons Steve felt were important to him and his son so that other fathers and sons can learn and apply those lessons to their own lives and relationships. Each chapter includes a story that drives home a specific deposit, followed by key insights to consider and questions to ask and answer. It’s not a study guide or a one-size-fits-all program, but this very personal account of the investments Steve made with Kile provides a blueprint for other fathers who are on a similar journey.
About the Author
Steve Graves is a strategist, CEO advisor, and author. At any given time, Steve is working with a handful of remarkable executives leading large global organizations and young social entrepreneurs who are just starting out. He has authored over a dozen books and worked with thousands of leaders all aimed at helping people flourish in their life and work. When Steve is not consulting or writing on strategy, leadership, or impact, you can find him back-casting in the cold clear rivers of northwest Arkansas. Explore Steve's content by visiting stephenrgraves.com.