ARTICLES BY DR. ANDY NEILLIE, CSP
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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. This disciplined approach to working through both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament has done wonders for my soul.
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.