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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


74: What to Do When You Face Hard Situations in Leadership [Communication Series]

There are a lot of hard situations we face as leaders. How we respond and communicate in these situations plays a significant role in the outcome, both for us and for others. We cannot control how the other person or people respond, but the way we approach and lead the conversation can make a huge difference.


In this episode of the Communication Series, we’re talking about the idea of dealing with  hard situations and some principles we can follow. Specifically, we will use one example of a hard conversation we may need to have as a leader: when we have messed up.


When you mess up as a leader, it can be embarrassing. But, more importantly, it can have a negative impact on your team or the organization. While our focus in this conversation will be on what to do when you’ve made a mistake as a leader, the principles can apply to many hard situations or conversations you might face.


For the full show notes for this episode, visit

  Key Points Discussed:
  • 8 Steps to Take When You Face a Hard Situation as a Christian Leader
  • Dealing with other hard situations and conversations
  • Learn How to Hard Conversations with Confidence


If you’d like to learn how to initiate and lead hard conversations as Christian woman--even if you struggle with confrontation, aren’t sure what to say, and want to avoid hurting people in the process--then you’ll want to get on the waitlist for a resource I’m creating.

This will help you know how to approach hard conversations as a female leader AND give you a starting point of what to say during those hard conversations. If you are listening in real time (hearing this in Nov. 2019), this resource is coming soon, and you can get on the waitlist at

Get on the waiting list for Confident Leader Scripts:

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