Episode 10: How to Lead from the Heart—4 Practices [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this tenth episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about the importance of the leader’s heart.

This topic is rarely discussed in a business context, but I believe your heart is the most important thing you bring to the table as a leader.

  • It’s more important than your experience.
  • It’s more important than your education.
  • It’s more important than your skills.

It is the thing that really makes a difference in your leadership and the impact you have on the world. If you come with your whole heart, it’s very different from coming without it.

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So how do you make sure you are leading from the heart as a leader? By engaging in these four practices:

  1. Understand the importance of your heart.
  2. Become aware of the condition of your own heart.
  3. Give voice to the condition of your heart.
  4. Develop the ongoing disciplines of the heart:
    • Reflection
    • Rest
    • Recreation
    • Relationships

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