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Christian Woman Leadership Podcast

144 EpisodesProduced by Esther LittlefieldWebsite

It's time for you to embrace your God-given gifts, skills, and passions and lead with confidence. Host Esther Littlefield is a pastor's wife and business owner, and she is joined by co-host Holly Cain. They discuss issues related to leading as a Christian woman, and they also interview other women w… read more


67: The 5 Reasons Confidence Makes You a More Effective Leader

Do you want to be the most effective leader possible and make a lasting impact on the world around you? If so, confidence is the key.

Over the next few weeks and months, we’re going to dive into confidence along with some related issues such as communication and stepping out of your comfort zone. These are all factors that are essential in leadership, so we are going to spend some time discussing  what they look like and how you can move forward in them.

In a past episode, I shared why leading with confidence is important for us as Christian women. But I did not dive deep into the specific benefits of confidence and why it will help you become a more effective leader. If you missed that episode, be sure to go back and listen to it here.  

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Key Points Discussed:

  • 5 Reasons Confidence Will Make You a More Effective Leader
    • Confidence impacts the people who follow you.
    • Confidence helps you make decisions more effectively
    • Confidence will help you speak up when it’s uncomfortable
    • Confidence helps you to step out of your comfort zone
    • Confidence keeps you from comparison
  • 2 Tips for Becoming a Confident and Effective Leader
    • Tip 1: Identify where you are at currently
    • Tip 2: Take your next step
  • Free quiz to help you determine your stage of leadership


Key Quotes from the Episode:

  • If you are a leader who is confident and calm, people will find it easier to follow your leadership.
  • Confidence will give you an extra layer of protection from the opinions of others.
  • Without confidence, it’s really tough to step out of your comfort zone.
  • Confidence will help you to be secure in walking the path that God has given you instead of longing to be on someone else’s journey.


Other Episodes Mentioned:

Episode 6: The Importance of Leading with Confidence

Episode 61: How to Stand Firm in the Face of Christian Criticism


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