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.
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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In this episode, you’ll discover:
- Where you should start when you find yourself in a leadership position (hint: it’s not strategy).
The vital relationship between visibility of the leader and alignment within the team.
How focus and delegation pave the way to amazing results.
Why having vision isn’t enough (and what you must do to accomplish that vision).
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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: Which of these leadership lessons from the symphony resonated most with you? Do you have any to add?
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In this episode we mentioned the following resources:
- Skyrocket Videos: The Skyrocket Your Impact video series has since expired.
Book: Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy
Podcast #35: The Importance of a Leader’s Heart
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Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Recognized by magazines like Forbes and Inc as an important online marketing and leadership expert, he’s also the founder of Platform University and 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Read more about him here.
Michele Cushatt is a popular speaker and author. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog. She’s a three-time cancer survivor with a powerful, personal story. Listen to it here or read about it in her memoir, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Imperfect Life.
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