308: The Power of Solitude, with Mike Erwin
Published July 31, 2017
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    Mike Erwin: Lead Yourself First
    Mike Erwin is the CEO of the Character & Leadership Center and the Founder and President of The Positivity Project, a non-profit organization with the mission to help America’s youth build stronger relationships by recognizing the character strengths in themselves and others. He is the co-author of the book Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude*.
    Key Points

    Solitude helps both in intense thinking and also in giving the brain a chance to quiet down.
    It’s hard to think intensively with a lot going on around you.
    Even extroverts can benefit from solitude.
    Start small. Just find a few minutes throughout the day to build a habit of solitude.
    Social media and solitude can coexist.

    The four ways solitude benefits leaders:

    Moral Courage
    Emotional Balance

    Resources Mentioned

    Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude* by Raymond M. Kethledge and Mike Erwin
    The Character & Leadership Center
    Team Red, White, & Blue
    The Positivity Project

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