How to Lead in a World of Distraction: Four Simple Habits for Turning Down the Noise

How to Lead in a World of Distraction: Four Simple Habits for Turning Down the Noise


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"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

Maximize your influence by turning down the noise.

While many leaders have learned to tune out distractions that keep them from being productive, they remain deaf to their inner desires and emotions. In How to Lead in a World of Distraction, Clay Scroggins teaches leaders four simple habits that create space for emotional evaluation and exploration. These helpful practices will empower leaders to replace the chaos of their busy days with emotional competence and awareness that leads to a calmer, more fulfilling life.

You'll learn how to incorporate four noise-cancelling habits into your daily life—finding simplicity, speaking to yourself, getting quiet, and pressing pause—that will make you mindful and aware of the vital inner desires that need your attention. Transforming the toxic cocktail of emotional distraction starts with emotional awareness—being able to identify and understand your emotions—which ultimately leads to emotional healing and transformed leadership. And it all starts here.

How to Lead in a World of Distraction:

  • Teaches leaders four simple habits that create space for emotional evaluation and exploration
  • Empowers leaders to replace the emotional chaos in their increasingly busy days with an emotional awareness that will lead to a calmer, more fulfilling life
  • Encourages leaders to fully embrace tangible steps each day until emotional distractions—the numbing nature of entertainment and social media and the urgency of the daily grind—are permanently replaced by calm, effective, and gratifying leadership

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310598695
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 550,479
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Clay Scroggins is the lead pastor of North Point Community Church, providing visionary and directional leadership for all of the local church staff and congregation. As the original and largest campus of North Point Ministries, ranked by Outreach Magazine in 2014 as the Largest Church in America, NPCC averages over 12,000 people in attendance. Clay works for Andy Stanley, one of the greatest leaders on the planet, and understands firsthand how to manage the tension of leading when you’re not in charge.

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

Acknowledgments 11

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

Notes 207

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