Season 7, Episode 10: How To Frustrate Those You Lead [Podcast]

13 Mistakes Every Leader Should Avoid

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 10 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss some of the most annoying mistakes made by leaders today.

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If I asked you to think of someone who does a poor job as a leader, most of you could come up with somebody fairly quickly because bad leadership seems to stick out like a sore thumb. It’s something we don’t quickly forget. Today, we’re going to discuss how to avoid some of the most common mistakes made by leaders.

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"Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion." -Simon Sinek

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How to Become Your Spouse’s Best Friend

3 Straightforward Steps to a Relationship that Lasts

What does marriage have to do with leadership? If you are married, everything. Nothing will undermine your effectiveness as a leader faster than a bad marriage.

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Your marriage is a living example of what it is like to be in a close relationship with you. This is why it is so important that leaders get this right if they want to influence others.

Dial Back the Crazy by Spring Cleaning Your Calendar

4 Steps to Reclaim Your Schedule Today

It’s that time of year, right? Spring cleaning. It’s an annual tradition that goes back forever. And most of us get a piece of the action. Seven in ten Americans participate every year.

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I’ve seen dozens of spring cleaning checklists, tips, and shortcuts. But there’s one thing most of these lists miss, and it’s usually far messier than any other area of our lives: our schedules.

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Narrow Your Focus, Create Momentum for Your Message, and Reach Thousands

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Season 7, Episode 9: My Top 10 Productivity Hacks [Podcast]

How to Supercharge Your Day

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 9 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss my top 10 productivity hacks.

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Many people feel overwhelmed because they can’t get everything done. But you can get better at productivity. It’s like a muscle. The more you work on it, the more productive you’ll become. Today, we’re going to give you some of our best tips on how to make the most of your working hours—without working more hours.

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"Don't fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today." -Unknown

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My Favorite iOS Apps for Taking Notes with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

7 Apps That Finally Make the Dream of Digital Note-Taking Fun and Easy

I have had a long and tempestuous history with the iPad. It started with the first generation iPad released in 2010. I then bought every new generation, hoping that it would become a tool I could use in meetings to take notes, add tasks to my to-do list, and do research.

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Eventually, I stopped using each device and gave it to the grandkids. In real-world use, I found note-taking especially cumbersome. I momentarily got my hopes up when Apple released the iPad Air 2 when I bought it in November 2014. I also bought and tried just about every stylus on the market.

Don’t Quit Before the Whistle Blows

3 Reasons to Stay in the Game When You Face a Major Setback

What do you do when you find yourself down on the track while the race goes on without you? We all trip and fall. The question is what comes next?

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Heather Dorniden, now Kampf, is a highly decorated runner with an impressive string of accomplishments. But what’s most impressive was the time she won first place in the 600 meter dash—after falling flat on her face.

Season 7, Episode 8: Leadership at the Symphony [Podcast]

8 Lessons from a Conductor

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 8 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss some of the lessons I learned from a conductor on a recent trip to the Nashville Symphony.

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Gail and I were amazed at the beauty and skill demonstrated by the musicians. But what really stood out was the conductor. It didn’t take long for me to begin seeing some clear parallels between conducting an orchestra and other leadership opportunities.

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