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.
I often travel with a rolling bag plus a briefcase or duffle. It is convenient when the smaller bag has a slot to slide onto the handle of the larger rolling bag. But what do you do when the small bag doesn’t have a slot? Answer: Buy this inexpensive bungee!
I used to try to balance the small bag on top and would get easily frustrated when it didn’t stay. Not anymore! This $9 bungee makes it easy for any bag to stay put on top of the roller. I wish I had thought to buy one of these sooner!
My good friend Beth Sudderth told me about this restaurant today. As soon as she mentioned it, I made a mental note to take Laura there very soon — she loves raw oysters! Shuckin’ Shack is a small franchise with fantastic reviews. Let me know if you try it!
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
Anxiety shrinks the power of the gospel because it presents a false gospel—one of self-reliance rather than reliance on God.” — Steve Cuss
From the New York Times bestselling author of My Share of the Task and Leaders, a manual for leaders looking to make their teams more adaptable, agile, and unified in the midst of change.
When General Stanley McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in 2004, he quickly realized that conventional military tactics were failing. Al Qaeda in Iraq was a decentralized network that could move quickly, strike ruthlessly, then seemingly vanish into the local population. The allied forces had a huge advantage in numbers, equipment, and training—but none of that seemed to matter. To defeat Al Qaeda, they would have to combine the power of the world’s mightiest military with the agility of the world’s most fearsome terrorist network. They would have to become a “team of teams”—faster, flatter, and more flexible than ever.
In Team of Teams, McChrystal and his colleagues show how the challenges they faced in Iraq can be relevant to countless businesses, nonprofits, and organizations today. In periods of unprecedented crisis, leaders need practical management practices that can scale to thousands of people—and fast. By giving small groups the freedom to experiment and share what they learn across the entire organization, teams can respond more quickly, communicate more freely, and make better and faster decisions.
Drawing on compelling examples—from NASA to hospital emergency rooms—Team of Teams makes the case for merging the power of a large corporation with the agility of a small team to transform any organization.
Laura and I tried this restaurant out and loved it! Laura got street tacos. I got a burrito that was bigger than my head. I also tried the roasted street corn. All very delicious!
My friend (and barber) Christian and the crew at the Flow Factory have a 2nd location now. The new location is located on Lake Lanier Islands Parkway, next door to the Dog House. If you need a fresh cut, hit the link above. You won’t be disappointed!
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
The temptation to lead as a chess master, controlling each move of the organization, must give way to an approach as a gardener, enabling rather than directing. A gardening approach to leadership is anything but passive. The leader acts as an “Eyes-On, Hands-Off” enabler who creates and maintains an ecosystem in which the organization operates.” — from Team of Teams
This is a really helpful book. Please don’t let the word “leadership” keep you from considering books like this one, even if you don’t have a leadership position. Many of the principles in leadership books apply to relationships in general.
Improving the performance of your employees involves one of the hardest challenges in the known universe: changing the way they think. In constant demand as a coach, speaker, and consultant to companies around the world, David Rock has proven that the secret to leading people (and living and working with them) is found in the space between their ears. “If people are being paid to think,” he writes, “isn’t it time the business world found out what the thing doing the work, the brain, is all about? ” Supported by the latest groundbreaking research, Quiet Leadership provides a brain-based approach that will help busy leaders, executives, and managers improve their own and their colleagues’ performance. Rock offers a practical, six-step guide to making permanent workplace performance change by unleashing higher productivity, new levels of morale, and greater job satisfaction.
RightNow Media is a fantastic resource for spiritual growth. It is an online streaming library of more than 20,000 Bible study videos. It is a kind of Netflix of Christian Bible studies. Use the link above to create a free account.
My good friend, Matt, recommended this book as a resource for parents. He HIGHLY recommends it.
There is no need we will face in parenting–or that our kids will confront in their lives–that God has not already thought of, and provided for, in his Word. And there can be no greater privilege than partnering with him, through our prayers, to accomplish his best purposes in the lives of the people we love.
But where to begin?
In this updated and expanded edition celebrating the twentieth anniversary of a modern classic, you will discover how using the Bible to shape your desires and requests opens the door to God’s provision–and frees us from things like worry and fear in our parenting!
It teaches you how and what to pray for your child(ren) in the following areas:
- the future
Plus, all-new material includes sections on praying for a child’s sense of identity, praying for their use of technology, and building a prayer legacy with specific strategies and a collection of child-friendly Bible verses designed to help children anchor their hope in God’s Word.
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
They need leaders who help them shine, who help them fulfill their potential at work.” — David Rock