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Doescher Advisors Leaders Health Check-up, Part 2

August 18th, 2014 // Tom Doescher //

In our last post, we introduced the subject of the Doescher Advisors Leaders Health Check-up, which utilizes the acronym SMEP. In this post we’ll expand upon the first trait, Spiritual Health.

Don’t get nervous. We’re not going to get religious. However, based on our personal experience and what we’ve seen in observing many great leaders, we believe that at the inner core of all of us is a spirit, soul, or whatever you want to call it. We believe it is the command center. It is what drives our behaviors and causes us to do this and not do that. It is the basis of many of our actions.

Over the years we’ve shared our Christian beliefs with people all over the world. Often, we would say, “This is what we believe and base our life on; what do you believe?”

Our first challenge to our readers is to get in touch with your spiritual life. Take some time to think about the following questions: What do you believe, and why? Do your actions match what you say you believe?

Doescher Advisors Leaders Health Check-up

August 4th, 2014 // Tom Doescher //

Over several decades, we’ve gleaned a lot of health-related information from books, conferences, and various experts on health. Based on our observations, most great leaders understand the impact of their overall health on their leadership, and they pay close attention to it. Borrowing from many sources, we’ve developed our own Leaders Health Check-up using the acronym SMEP. Over the next several weeks, we will elaborate on each aspect.

The SMEP acronym represents the following components: S (Spiritual); M (Mental); E (Emotional); and P (Physical). We will describe each one in future posts.

In our life experience, all attributes are interconnected and affect how we behave. Our mentor, Frank Moran, often would say, “The whole person goes to work.” He was right; that is exactly what we’ve observed over the years.

In our next post, we’ll define Spiritual as part of SMEP.

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