In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins is joined by Clay Scroggins, author of How to Lead When You Are Not in Charge and How to Lead in a World of Distraction. During their conversation, they discuss the following questions:
- What is at risk if we don’t deal with distraction?
- What causes the most distractions for leaders?
- How is this like emotional intelligence and how is it different?
- What did you learn from writing this book?
- How does one identify when they have a distraction issue?
“The book is really about what is on the other side of distraction.”
“If you want to grow as a leader you have got to trend toward emotional health.”
“Distractions are a mask that we use to cover up those things we don’t want to feel.”
“If something is broken in your organization, it is just easier to turn up the distraction.”
“Sometimes in leadership to move forward you have to turn around and address things behind you.”
“Great leaders turn down the noise low enough and long enough to be ruthlessly curious of their emotions.”
“Your emotions are messengers and they are trying to tell you something.”
“Negative emotions don’t usually come from something positive and that’s why we don’t want to deal with it.”
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