In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Eric Geiger are joined by Christine Caine, founder of Propel Women and A21 and author of Unexpected. During their conversation, they discuss the following questions:
- What are the most common things that cause leaders anxiety?
- Why is anxiety so detrimental to leadership?
- How do you know if you are leading in faith or crippled by anxiety and fear?
- What are practical ways to deal with anxiety in a proactive way?
“A lack of clarity of vision can cause anxiety.”
“When you get anxious and fearful and lose your clarity, then most of your decisions become fear-based rather than faith-based.”
“You start to play safe, rather than go for enlargement and go for growth.”
“Healthy things grow and growing things change.”
“If you are making decisions based out of fear rather than faith, then you are not making wise decisions in the present that will allow growth and momentum in the future.”
“A lot of us aren’t leading in faith, we are just managing where we are.”
“I am going to make what I know about Jesus and His faithfulness to me in the past bigger than what I don’t know about the future.”
“What drives me as a leader is not how much we’ve done, it’s what is still yet to be done.”
“Complacency, indifference, settling, and managing will lead ultimately to anxiety if you are called to be a leader. Anxiety will lead to fear.”
“If you are feeling bad, you are most likely to be leading bad.”
“It’s not how much you do for God as a leader that is going to burn you out. Burn out comes from what you stop doing.”
Unexpected by Christine Caine