There is an epidemic of anxiety in our day, and leaders are not immune. In fact, the unique pressures and complexity facing leaders stir anxiety within leaders. And these same leaders must help other people navigate their anxiety.
So how can we as leaders learn to recognize and address our own anxiety so we can be fully present to others in their need? How can we personally find the greater peace in God that we boldly tell others about? How can we speak into and strategically help shift the anxiety of others?
If these questions resonate with you, I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite books in the last couple of years, Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs. Author Steve Cuss frames leadership anxiety in a hopeful way that is real, insightful, practical and biblically grounded. I highly recommend the book.
I also recently had the privilege of being a guest on The Managing Leadership Anxiety podcast. You can listen here or on your favorite podcast platform.
We talk about topics like:
- navigating significant personal challenges during significant leadership challenges
- the gift and power of leaning into community (rather than out of it)
- why it can be an extra challenge for Christian leaders to connect deeply with God
- the value and blessing of “safe but not soft community”
- the power of remembering and celebrating God’s faithfulness
- the importance of creating and protecting space for restoration and fun
- how our strengths can have shadow sides
Anxiety is an important topic! I hope you check out the book and listen to the podcast. I’d also ask you to consider whom you’d like to share the podcast with…A friend? Your team? It’s a simple way to encourage another leader and introduce them to Arrow Leadership too!
Here’s my prayer for you this week:
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you” (2 Thessalonians 3:16).
Dr. Steve A. Brown
President, Arrow Leadership