How to Safeguard Your Most Important Asset [Podcast S05E10]

4 Heart-Defending Disciplines

Welcome to Season 5, Episode 10 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss the most important asset for leaders and how to safeguard it.

Episode 10

It affects our perspective and purpose. It impacts how we interact with our teams, potential clients, and customers. What is this critical leadership asset? It’s our heart. Today I’m sharing four disciplines to keep it in shape.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • One essential ingredient for productivity, focus, and effectiveness. (Hint: It’s something we usually skimp when time gets tight.)

  • Why you can’t afford to mistake amusement for recreation—and one simple test to tell the difference.

  • That relationships are critical for leaders—but that the most beneficial relationships require intentionality.

  • Three drains on our time and energy that we must eliminate if we want to develop and guard our hearts.

  • Why the fear of missing out is making you really miss out.

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: When’s the last time you thought about your heart as an asset to your leadership? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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