Pastor and leadership development expert Steve Cuss explains how personal anxiety and leadership frustration is the result of not being “self-aware” and provides simple tools readers can use to do something about it.
About the Book
You Can Learn to Handle the Onslaught of Internal and External Pressures
Does anxiety get in the way of your ability to be an effective leader? Is your inability to notice when you and those around you are anxious keeping you "stuck" in chronic unhealthy patterns? In Managing Leadership Anxiety, pastor and spiritual growth expert Steve Cuss offers powerful tools to help you move from being managed by anxiety to managing anxiety.
You'll develop the capacity to notice your anxiety and your group's anxiety. You will increase your sensitivity to the way groups develop systemic anxiety that keeps them trapped. Your personal self-awareness will increase as you learn how self gets in the way of identifying and addressing issues.
Managing Leadership Anxiety offers valuable principles to those who are hungry to understand the source of the anxiety in themselves and in the people with whom they relate. Readers will be empowered to take back control of their lives and lead in mature and vibrant ways.
'Anxiety may be one of the main reasons many pastors leave the ministry. . . . Steve offers a helpful, gospel approach to managing leadership anxiety. This is a book we all need to read.'
--Ron Edmondson, CEO, Leadership Network
'Steve Cuss leads you on a journey of discovery and practical approach that will literally change your relationship with worry and anxiety. Every parent and leader needs this book.'
--Sherry Surratt, executive director of parent strategies, Orange
'Leadership isn't just what you do; it's who you are. Steve Cuss helps us develop that part of who we are that handles (or mishandles) anxiety. This book equips you for those moments when you realize things are beyond your direct control.'
--Marshall Shelley, director, Doctor of Ministry program, Denver Seminary
'How we manage anxiety matters, and Steve provides wisdom for every one of us navigating the invisible forces impacting our work and our health.'
--Rev. Chuck DeGroat, PhD, professor of Pastoral Care and Christian Spirituality, Western Theological Seminary
'Anxiety draws us into a downward spiral. We need outside help to break in and redirect our vision. Steve Cuss offers us that kind of fresh, honest voice to snap us out of the downward spiral. Not only will we become less anxious, we'll become more whole, hopeful, and fruitful. A much-needed resource for the church in these anxious times.'
--Mandy Smith, author, The Vulnerable Pastor; pastor, University Christian Church
'Through guided personal reflection and system analysis, Steve imparts wisdom that will help leaders last and churches thrive. This will be a book our team works through!'
--Glenn Packiam, lead pastor, New Life Downtown, NewLifeChurch.org
'Steve has brought to the surface things that I have never read in any other leadership books.'
--Don Wilson, senior pastor, Christ's Church of the Valley, Accelerate Group
'Steve compares anxiety with tangled fishing line, an impossible mess. Impossible, that is, until you learn a few basic techniques to unpick things, one little bit at a time. This is a book to kickstart that process. This is a book that is the equivalent of the expert untangler, speaking softly and confidently in your ear, 'not that one; this one.''
--Dr. Conrad Gempf, lecturer in New Testament at London School of Theology; author, Jesus Asked and How to Like Paul Again
'In Managing Leadership Anxiety Steve helps us look under the hood and not only trouble shoot but repair the often overlooked sources of anxiety in us as leaders, the teams we lead, and the organizations we serve.'
--Gene Appel, senior pastor, Eastside Christian Church, Anaheim, California
- ISBN: 9781400210886
- ISBN 10: 1400210887
- Imprint: Thomas Nelson
- On Sale: 2019-04-09
- Pages: 224
- List Price: $18.99
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson
- Publication Date: 2019-04-09
- Category 1 : RELIGION / Leadership