In this week’s podcast, we discuss “character.” We begin with a discussion about the unnecessary and stress inducing expectation that we have an answer for everything in our lives. We discuss the benefits of accepting that we have less control over our day to day lives than our stubborn brains demand. Further, we discuss how illogical our brains are on this matter. We have no evidence to support that our day, month, or year will unravel itself in exact concert with our expectations. So why do we continue to expect that the future will be different? We use the philosophy of the Greek Skeptics as a tool to help us overcome this.
From there we segue into a discussion about the importance of reflection. We discuss the importance of the time that we set aside (even just 10 minutes) to ignore the minutia of our daily lives and focus on who we are from a broader perspective. There is always a gap between who we are and who we want to be. This gap is natural and reasonable because we are imperfect creatures; however, there are steps we can take to shrink that gap. We discuss three elements to consider. 1. The content we allow into our brains. 2. The relationships we maintain 3. The habits we observe
Enjoy and please feel free to contact me with feedback or ideas for future shows.
The week’s podcast is about leading with vision. What is vision? More importantly, how does a leader provide that vision not just FOR an organization, but TO an organization. Many leaders overlook the fact that an organization is nothing without its people; therefore, it is critical to discuss with the individuals you lead your vision for THEM within the organization and its future. The episode digresses down the path of politics due to callers’ comments and questions.
This week’s podcast discusses the disturbing trend of the inability of people with differing political opinions and ideologies to communication in civil fashion about these differences. History is very clear on this. When the conduit to communicate is severed, expect violence. We are not immune to this consequence.
How do we reverse this trend?
We need leaders at the local level to step up. I look forward to your feedback on the show.
The radio show “The Leadership Prism”* shines the light on one of the most revered books on Leadership – John C. Maxwell’s “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You”
Matt summarizes the first 11 rules and intersperses stories and thoughts that often support these “laws” but often challenge them as well.