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Lead Stories Podcast is the flagship podcast of Lead Stories Media. Co hosts and executive producers Jo Saxton and Stephanie Williams O'Brien tell tales of leadership and life with the aim to encourage, equip and empower. 

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Oct 10, 2016

Life as a leader is like an I-phone running lots of different apps: many things are going on but only one thing is seen at a time. Unfortunately (or sometimes fortunately?!) most people around us only get to see one or two of the things we have going on and fail to see the greater perspective of our lives.   This episode is a chance to find out more of life behind the scenes for Steph as she is in the hot seat this week being grilled by Jo.   Steph shares about feeling misunderstood, how her personality can make people assume things about her, how she manages friendships at work and outside; and the unspoken grief that comes with leading and letting go. Listen in to find out how she copes behind the scenes with disappointing others, as well as being personally disappointed with others as a leader. She also shares some of her journey into leadership and the choices she made which helped build her character before stepping into ministry.  

Discussion questions:

1. Do you ever feel you need to compensate for your personality as a leader? In what ways?  

2. How do you handle saying ‘no’ to others? Are you prioritizing time for self-care?  

3. Does the fear of others saying ‘no’ hold you back from asking for investment in your leadership? Can you give others grace to say ‘no’ and trust that God will still provide for you?  

4. What are your biggest struggles behind the scenes as a leader?  


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