How to Lead in a World of Distraction

Four Simple Habits for Turning Down the Noise
Narrated by: Clay Scroggins
Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
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Publisher's Summary

"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

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Clay Scroggins (P)2019 Zondervan

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Turn Down for WHAT?!?

This book was actually very different than I expected. I thought this would be about leading folks who were easily distracted. Not so much. Instead Clay focuses on how leaders need to turn down the white noise in their own lives in order to lead more effectively. Pretty sure this will be a re-read in the near future. I had the pleasure of listening to the audio book. Clay actually reads this one himself. This is easily THE BEST performance of an audio book I’ve ever heard.

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Great complement to Clay’s sermons and leadership series

Clay’s assessment of the “noise” that holds us all back in life is a timely message we all need to hear. The book identifies different distractions and missed opportunities because we are anchored to the urgent instead of the important. Clay shared practical and applicable ways to find the signal in the noise of your life and I’ll certainly be putting these techniques to use in mine.

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Turn up your leadership turn down the distractions

Clay’s book How to Lead in a World of Distraction has a modern approach to the distractions that plague our leadership. Clay’s own voice comes through loud and clear sharing his passion to see current day leaders pay closer attention to what they allow to consume their time. The wisdom from Clay’s thoughts are often only lessons learned by experience and this book offers insights for leaders to adopt earlier in their growth. His four main habits of simplicity, speaking to yourself, getting quiet, and pressing pause are overlooked by todays leaders as they allow their leadership to be attacked by the distraction’s leaders are not attending to. Yes, as leaders we must be emotionally healthy enough to “turn down the noise low enough and long enough to allow space for curiosity.” - Dr. Troy Robertson, Leadership Coach

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Great Book on Leadership in the midst of Distractions

Great Book on Leadership in the midst of Distractions. Would Highly Recommend reading the book to become a better leader.

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Great book

I really enjoy the books from clay. The way he reads them and writes them connects with me. This is a great book.

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Brilliant

Loved everything about this book especially the bit about surrendering. Funny too. I want to start to secure the sabbath as my me day and trust God will work it all out for my good. Cheers Clay!

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🔥wow🔥

The title seems straightforward. It’s not. Clay dissects this and contextualizes it for us. Clear application and authentic examples throughout. I walk away knowing I need to change and I thought I had this mastered. Chapter 9 is going on repeat for me in this next season.

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Truth

Clay Scroggins has officially spoken truth into my life. Wow, great book and so true. Time to not be oblivious so I can be emotionally healthy.😅