ARTICLES BY DR. ANDY NEILLIE, CSP
A recent blog entry about The Leader’s Hour generated some interest in what practices a leader engages to start their day off right. While not a perfect approach, here are the five things I do to start my day off well. What would you add to this list?
- Scripture reading and reflection. For the past four years, I’ve been using a through-the-Bible-in-a-year program as part of the OliveTree bible app on my iPad.
The Leader’s Hour:
- Prioritize prioritizing.
- Begin with the end in mind.
- Start slow to go fast.
- Reflect for impact.
- Start like no one else to end like no one else.
It doesn’t matter who the leader is, they all know the same thing: leaders must spend time on their own, ahead-of-time, deciding where to invest their influence.
I call it The Leader’s Hour.
In addition to the leadership and training work I do, my wife and I own several local businesses in Central Texas: Aqua-Tots Swim Schools. These schools are child-friendly year-round indoor swim centers. Our team members at these schools get to help thousands of children annually become safe and comfortable in the water. They are making a significant difference in Central Texas, which faces a real challenge when it comes to little children and water.