Lead Like a Woman: Gain Confidence, Navigate Obstacles, Empower Others

Lead Like a Woman: Gain Confidence, Navigate Obstacles, Empower Others

by Deborah Smith Pegues


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Speak up.
Don’t take it so personally.
Just make a decision already.
Every day, whether they’re competing in the business world or serving in a nonprofit, women hear that they’re not enough. They’re too emotional to lead, and the way they act, speak, and even think is detrimental to success.

But in Lead Like a Woman, former Fortune 500 executive Deborah Smith Pegues shows that your uniquely female qualities can position you for success—if you know how to use them. She’ll teach you to embrace 12 traits that can help you excel as a leader, and she’ll also help you eliminate 12 tendencies that could be hindering your progress.

You will discover how to…

  • develop confidence while sharpening your professional and relational skills
  • let go of unproductive thoughts and habits that sabotage your success
  • create a transformative, participative, and inclusive organization
Whether at work or in your community, Lead Like a Woman will empower you to walk boldly down your path of leadership and find fulfillment in the journey.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736982610
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 08/11/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 419,974
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Deborah Smith Pegues is a CPA/MBA, certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach and Speaker, certified behavior consultant, Bible teacher, and international speaker. She has written 17 transformational books, including the bestselling 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue (over one million sold worldwide) and The One-Minute Money Mentor for Women. She and her husband, Darnell, have been married for more than 40 years.

Table of Contents

Lead Like a Woman
Part 1:  Inherent Traits to Embrace
  1. Intuitive (good judge of the character/motivation/intentions of others
  2. Collaborative  Inclusive (Team work)
  3. Persuasive (Abigail)
  4. Persistent (don’t mind asking)/Determined (Rizpah)
  5. Flexible (adaptable to change)/low ego
  6. Empathetic / Supportive/Loyal  
  7. Patient (with the shortcomings of others, long-suffering)
  8. Nurturing (mentoring/coaching subordinates
  9. Multi-Tasking (Deborah the Judge, counselor, military leader)/juggler
  10. Resourceful / Creative (out of box solutions)
  11. Being Principled/Values Driven
  12. Generous (with time, talent, treasure)/ Servant-Hearted/Helpful I Samuel 25/
  13. Resilient (bounce back)
  14. Being Vulnerable (Ask for help)/Teachable// Transparent  (Communicator /Expressive)
Part 2: Female Tendencies to Eliminate
  1. Self-Doubt /Perfectionism
  2. Indecisiveness
  3. Poor Voice Projection (speak to be heard)
  4. Failing to Ask for or Negotiate What You Deserve
  5. Being Too Bossy (Demanding vs Requesting)
  6. Self-Imposed Expectations
  7. Minimizing Accomplishments/Skills/Brilliance/Self Deprecation
  8. Being Superficial/Shallow (conversations)/Gossiping
  9. Inappropriate Attire /Provocative Dressing/False Advertising
  10. Loquaciousness/Circling the Airport (“Bottom Line, Please!”)
  11. Taking Things Personally (“It’s Not Personal; It’s Just Business” )/Moodiness; Being Overly emotional (vs Passionate; being Objective; focusing  on the issue)

  12. Comparing & Competing with Other Women (Envying/Jealous)
  13. Reluctance  to Confront Offenses, Inequities, poor performance by others
  14. Failure to Network Effectively

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