238: How to Create a Message that People Will Listen To
The Christian Woman Leadership Podcast
by Esther Littlefield & Holly Cain
6d ago
Do you have a message you want to share?  Is there something on your heart you feel people need to hear?  Or do you manage a team and need to make sure your initiatives are communicated well and efficiently put into motion? You may even have a new idea you want to present to your leaders.     In this episode, I provide practical tips that help you think through your message and how to convey it more successfully. Using the acronym CARS, we will give you some questions to ask yourself as you craft your message to share with the world. We want to help you intentionally t ..read more
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236: 4 Steps to Persuasive Communication for Leaders [Lessons from Marketing & Apologetics]
The Christian Woman Leadership Podcast
by Esther Littlefield
1M ago
Have you ever wanted to convince others to go along with an idea or get your team to be on board with a new project you’re planning? Or maybe you’ve wanted to get your leader to agree to a new idea you have that you think will make a big impact in the long run. Or, perhaps you’re wanting to raise funds for a ministry or missions trip. In all of these cases, you are needing one thing: persuasive communication. You are trying to get someone else to go along with what you want them to think or do.   In today's episode we cover 4 steps to sharing your message persuasively. I explore the lesso ..read more
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235: Building Healthy Teams & Leading as a Woman in a Male-Dominated Environment with Jenni Catron [Leadership Rewind: The Deep Cuts]
The Christian Woman Leadership Podcast
by Esther Littlefield
1M ago
Have you ever thought you knew what your calling in life was, only to have God redirect you to another path? Your current role may define your present situation but it doesn’t define your purpose. How can being intentional about self-leadership impact your journey as you lead teams or organizations?   In this leadership rewind episode, I chat with Jenni Catron, a leadership coach, author, speaker, and founder of The 4Sight Group. This conversation originally aired in Sept. 2018 as part of our purpose series, and we’re bringing it back into our podcast feed as one of the deep cuts that you ..read more
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234: One Thing to STOP Doing as a Leader for Better Communication
The Christian Woman Leadership Podcast
by Esther Littlefield & Holly Cain
2M ago
Today we want to talk about something that we ALL do, and that is hard to stop especially if you’re not aware that you are doing it. And it’s causing problems in your communication and your leadership. Can you guess what it is? This has the potential to cause breakdowns in your relationships, misunderstandings in your communication, and can even lead to major leadership problems. If you guessed assumptions, you guessed right. In this conversation, Holly and I are sharing 2 truths about assumptions and the dangers that assumptions have for us as Christian leaders. But we're not just leaving you ..read more
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233: How to Live a More Peaceful & Deeply Rooted Life by Practicing Sabbath Rest with Kayla Cornish
The Christian Woman Leadership Podcast
by Esther Littlefield
3M ago
Have you ever felt like you are juggling so many balls at once, and at any moment, they could all come tumbling down? Kayla Cornish found herself here, and she actually experienced the balls crashing down. She had been living the life of hustle and seeing success–but it came at a price. It wasn’t until she and her family began accepting the gift of Sabbath rest that things started to change. As a leader, you may have wondered: is practicing the Sabbath something that modern day Christians need to do? And if so, how on earth can you practice it while still managing all the rest of your responsi ..read more
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232: Can You Lead Without a Title or Role?
The Christian Woman Leadership Podcast
by Esther Littlefield
4M ago
Is it possible to lead when you don’t have a leadership title or role? Is there a difference for someone who does have an official title vs. someone who is a team member?  In this conversation, Holly and I talk through how leadership looks different for us now than it did when we started the podcast. And we discuss how we feel about leading without a role or title.  Finally, we give some practical tips for things you can do when you are wanting to grow as a leader, whether you have a title or not! And, for our fun question of the day, you’ll hear as Holly and I share about whether we ..read more
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229: Step 3: Set Your Goals [Purposeful Goal Setting Mini-Series]
The Christian Woman Leadership Podcast
by Esther Littlefield
5M ago
If you’ve done the first 2 steps of reflection and dreaming, you’re ready to start setting some goals. But how? What if you're not sure where to start? In this episode, I'll walk you through some key principles of goal setting and some helpful tips that have worked for me. We'll also look at the differences between project goals and habit goals so you can determine which type of goals make sense for you. Finally, I'll share with you the PEACE Goal Framework that my friend Christa Hutchins originally shared with us on Episode 181. And we'll talk about what to do next!   Tools & resourc ..read more
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228: Step 2: Dreaming [Purposeful Goal Setting Mini-Series]
The Christian Woman Leadership Podcast
by Esther Littlefield & Holly Cain
5M ago
After reflection, are you excited and ready to jump into setting your goals for the next year or season? Before you do, there's one more thing you need to do: take time for dreaming and casting a vision. In this episode of our mini-series, Holly will walk you through what it looks like to dream and create a vision for your year. This is a chance to allow God to inspire you and lead you into something different or better than you could come up with on your own. Tools and resources for dreaming: Episode 26 of the Christian Woman Leadership Podcast - The Importance of Dreaming PowerSheets [af ..read more
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227: Step 1: Reflection - Purposeful Goal Setting Series
The Christian Woman Leadership Podcast
by Esther Littlefield
5M ago
Is it really necessary to reflect before setting your goals for the year or the next season or phase of your life? Why does it matter, and does it impact whether your goals are effective? John Dewey says: "We do not learn from experience... we learn from reflecting on experience.” And while you can go straight to goal setting, I have found immense value in first reflecting on the past before creating goals for the future. In this episode, I'll share with you why reflection is important, what you should reflect on, and how to do it. Plus I'll give you some of my favorite resources for reflectin ..read more
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226: Purposeful Goal Setting Series Intro
The Christian Woman Leadership Podcast
by Esther Littlefield & Holly Cain
5M ago
Yes we are in January - but perhaps, like me, you’ve struggled a bit to get your 2024 goals on paper. Maybe your 2023 dished out more than you could handle. Or perhaps life hasn’t slowed down enough for you to think through your goals. It could be that goal setting really isn’t your thing, and that’s okay. This week on the podcast, Holly & I are coming to you with a mini series about goal setting. But what it’s really about is choosing to live with intention. And as leaders, being intentional is key.  So we want to help you do that by walking you through our 4 step framework for Purpo ..read more
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