While many leaders train themselves on how to tune-out external distractions that keep them from being productive, they remain deaf to the inner desires and emotions churning beneath the surface. Pastor and author Clay Scroggins describes spiritual disciplines and tangible daily steps to help you incorporate four noise-cancelling habits into your daily life:
- Finding simplicity – how does simplicity bring clarity?
- Speaking to yourself – you're not crazy. Many of us do it; and there are real benefits!
- Getting quiet – silence is difficult. Why emotionally healthy leaders make time for it.
- Pressing pause – what does the word sabbath even mean, and why is it so importanton both a practical and a spiritual level?
By embracing these habitsbusiness, church, and ministry leaders will be able to identify and understand their emotions and develop a calm and effective leadership style.
In this follow up to his bestselling book, How to Lead When You're Not in Charge, Clay Scroggins focuses on the real dangers of distraction and how to create space for personal evaluation and exploration.
"This book is such a valuable resource - not just for leaders but for anyone longing to make a difference in the world." (Dave Ramsey)
"Clay helps you move beyond the distractions to a moment-by-moment awareness that will help you regulate the way you think, act, and feel." (Ian Morgan Cron)
"In this book Clay provides leaders with practical ways to turn down the noise personally and organizationally." (Andy Stanley)
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About the Author
Starting out as a facilities intern (a.k.a. Vice-President of Nothing), he has worked his way through many organizational levels of North Point Ministries and knows all too well the challenge of authority deprivation. Clay holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech as well as a Master’s degree and doctorate with an emphasis in Online Church from Dallas Theological Seminary. He lives in Forsyth County, Georgia, with his wife, Jenny, and their four children.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Danger of the Distraction 13
Chapter 2 White Noise 31
Chapter 3 The Three Villains of Leadership 59
Chapter 4 The Me of Leadership 75
Chapter 5 Noise-Canceling Habits 103
Chapter 6 Habit One: Finding Simplicity 115
Chapter 7 Habit Two: Speaking to Yourself 135
Chapter 8 Habit Three: Getting Quiet 151
Chapter 9 Habit Four: Pressing Pause 173
Chapter 10 Master Control 193