In this episode, we continue our series on learning to managing self in triangles. Joining us for this conversation is our esteemed guest and good friend, Steve Cuss.
As a reminder, this series is exploring the idea that triangles are neither good nor bad, but they are tricky and when you can see the triangles you’re in and understand how they work, you have a better chance of not only surviving them but offering calm, principled leadership in the midst of them.
About Steve Cuss
I cut my teeth on leadership anxiety when I served as a chaplain at a level one trauma hospital. The hospital sent us into every conceivable human experience and we had nothing but our wits and the presence of God to get us through…Since 2005, I have served as Lead Pastor of Discovery Christian Church in Broomfield, Colorado, an innovative and entrepreneurial church that has grown from 150 to more than 1000 in weekly attendance. The church intentionally welcomes spiritual seekers and skeptics and is passionate about partnerships that break the local and global poverty cycle. I have also served at a mega church in Las Vegas, on a ranch for teens struggling with life issues, and as a youth minister in the Appalachian region. (Read the full bio here)
- What are some common ways that leaders in particular show up in triangles?
- How do we get drawn into triangles?
- How does being in leadership impact how we show up in triangles?
- What kinds of triangles are we tempted to light up ourselves?
- What are some basic principles–and practices– about how we can better manage ourselves more thoughtfully in these tricky triangle situations?