“Seeing Your Pressures”
This episode tackles and under-discussed area of Christian leadership: Handling our emotions. Too often we discount the emotional element and to our detriment. Terry and three prominent leadership coaches talk about the emotional side of leadership, based on the book, The Self-Aware Leader.
April Diaz is 20-year youth ministry veteran who got her start at Willow Creek Community Church and then Newsong Church in southern California. She has authored the book, Redefining the Role of the Youth Worker. She is the director of coaching for The Youth Cartel and is a member of the advisory council for Fuller Youth Institute. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Brian, and they have three children. You can connect with April on Twitter or at AprilDiaz.com.
Joan McClendon is the project director at Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative at St. Mary’s College and co-author of Life on the Fringe: Testimonies of Women Moving Beyond Desperation to Faith. She is an executive-level coach to women who run large companies in the Midwest. Joan and her husband, Kary, are the proud parents of two adult children. Connect with Joan at joanmcclendon.com
After 16 years as an executive pastor at two different large churches, Jon Swanson is a consultant with the Center for Congregations. He is also a senior consultant with The Arbor Research Group and a hospital chaplain at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. He has authored numerous books, including A Great Work: A Conversation with Nehemiah for People (Who Want to Be) Doing Great Work and Lent for Non-Lent People. He and his wife Nancy have two adult children. You can connect with Jon on Twitter or at 300 Words a Day.
The Enneagram is an effective tool for leaders to learn about what motivates them.
The best-selling book, THE ROAD BACK TO YOU, is a super helpful tool when working through the Enneagram.
Visit The Self-Aware Leader home page for more resources.
Contact InterVarsity to ask about special pricing bulk orders of The Self-Aware Leader.
Terry’s book, Teaching the Next Generations, is a 2017 finalist for Christian book of the year in the ministry resources category.
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