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Apr 1, 2021



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David Horsager


David Horsager is the CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute, national bestselling author of The Trust Edge and The Daily Edge, inventor of the Enterprise Trust Index™, and director of one of the nation's foremost trust studies: The Trust Outlook™.

His work has been featured in prominent publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. David has delivered life-changing presentations on six continents, with audiences ranging everywhere from FedEx, Toyota and global governments to the New York Yankees and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Show Notes:

  • 1:53 - LINK TO DAVID's 1st time on dadAWESOME -
  •  3:55 - Praxis Labs Resources
  • 4:45 - New insights as a dad
  • 5:17 - "See the good, say the good, share the good."
  • 9:24 - David's 2020 reflection video - "15 Things I Learned In 2020 That I Can Use Forever" -
  • 10:01 - "Reflection allows space for God to speak to us."
  • 12:01 - Rhythms of rest and pause
  • 13:41 - Pacem in Terris - Hermitage retreat center
  • 17:33 - SEEDS - Sleep, Exercise, Eat right, Drink water, Source of strength
  • 20:24 - "People that are leading well, actually have a source of strength beyond themselves. And they're better at work. If people are getting all their life from work, they're worse at work."
  • 21:16 - "Inputs, always lead to outputs"
  • 22:13 - Phil 4:8 - Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, whatever is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.'
  • 24:28 - The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson 
  • 26:06 - Discussing inputs as a dad that lead to great outputs
  • 26:07 - "Quantity time builds quality time."
  • 28:08 - Pathway to Purity 
  • 31:04 - David's new book: The Trusted Leader
  • 33:22 - Trust Edge - David's bestselling book.
  • 34:32 - Faith-based module about what God's saying about trust. - Email the team for this resource. Anne (at) trustedge (dot) com
  • 34:58 -
  • 35:41 - How dads can be difference makers.
  • 36:09 - Making a list of 5 DMA's (difference-making actions) for each day. Ask: What are the difference-making actions today to drive our mission, to do what we're supposed to be called to do today? What are the most important things?
  • 37:52 - One thing that consistently comes to mind is consistency, which is the final pillar of the Trust Edge Framework. a dad or a leader, little things done consistently make the biggest difference, not the big things you thought... Little things done consistently make the biggest difference.


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