Ron Edmondson

7 Lies We Believe As Pastors

Ron Edmondson

There are some lies we often believe as pastors. I have a heart for pastors. Maybe it stems from the fact I spent more years as a layperson – deacon, committee member, Bible teacher – than I have as a pastor. I realize how much I didn’t understand about the position.

RELP – Episode 52 – Inexpensive Development Options Any Team Can Afford

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy share inexpensive development options any team can afford. Most leaders would agree that development is an important part of team improvement.

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RELP – Episode 53 – Influencing Leaders – Leading Up

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy talking about how to influence the people supposed to be leading you – often called ”leading up”.

7 Vital Components Needed for Church Revitalization to be Effective

Ron Edmondson

My first church after entering vocational ministry needed revitalization. Since then I have been a part of church planting and several revitalization efforts.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

Something Every Pastor Needs

Ron Edmondson

I have learned and observed there is one common thing every pastor needs to be successful. I see it modeled in Scripture. Then Amalek came and fought with Israel at Rephidim. So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose for us men, and go out and fight with Amalek.

5 Ways Covid Has Forever Shaped My Leadership

Ron Edmondson

My leadership is different now than it was at the beginning of 2020. Covid has forever shaped my leadership. Five ways Covid has shaped my leadership: More short term planning. I’ve almost dropped the five and 10 your plans from my leadership.

5 Legitimate Fears of Church Planters

Ron Edmondson

Having participated in two church plants as a planter, and now working with church planters on a regular basis in a coaching capacity, I know first hand the fears associated with planting a church. It’s a leap of faith and one God is calling many to these days.

RELP – Episode 51 – How to Know When You’re Ready to Be a Senior Leader

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy talk about how to know when you’re ready to be a senior leader. There are some clues that you might be ready for a senior leader position.

RELP – Episode 50 – Bad Decisions Leaders Make in Declining Organizations

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy talk about bad decisions leaders make in declining organizations. When an organization is in decline there are some common practices I’ve seen leaders do.

7 Bad Decisions Leaders Make in a Declining Organization

Ron Edmondson

I talk to leaders every week, many of which are leading in organizations in decline or plateau. Unfortunately, I hear some really bad decisions being made in many of those. This includes the church.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

5 Suggestions for Pastors When People Leave Your Church

Ron Edmondson

One tough reality of being a pastor is when people you thought were supportive of your ministry leave the church. For a variety of reasons, people will leave a church. Yes, it often hurts. (Of Of course, it is not “your” church it is God’s church.

RELP – Episode 49 – How to Be a Great Nonprofit Board Member

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy consider how to be a great nonprofit board member. In a previous episode, we talked about common mistakes governing bodies make in their roles.

7 Ways to Positively Influence Those Who Lead You

Ron Edmondson

If you want to be successful in leadership long-term, you have to learn to “lead up” or, in other words, influence the people who lead you. In ministry and business, I have typically surrounded myself with young leaders. Some who are 10, 15, even 25 years younger than me.

What to Do When Your Head is About to Explode with Ideas

Ron Edmondson

What should you do when your head is about to explode with ideas ? This is a quick post for creatives. I have in mind the big idea people like me. .

A Strong Word for Some of My Pastor Friends

Ron Edmondson

I’ve got a strong word for some of my pastor friends. I might be late to saying this and would love not to have to be someone to say it. Yet, I feel I must to be faithful to my blog audience. They aren’t coming back.

How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

7 Observed Habits of Truly Joyful Pastors

Ron Edmondson

I work with pastors on a daily basis. To be candid, I see many pastors struggling. Ministry has always been hard, but the last couple of years have been brutal. I never want to dump more of a burden on pastors. Outward pressure to “perform” is not what pastors need right now.

7 Really Good Reasons for a Leader to Say NO

Ron Edmondson

I hate disappointing people. Every time I say the word “No”, someone isn’t happy with my answer. Yet, the reality is there are good reasons for a leader to use the word. It is not the dirty word many leaders have made it to be. There are so many requests on a leader’s time.

How to Survive in Faith Leadership During Times of Desperation

Ron Edmondson

I don’t know if “survive” and “desperation” are the right words to title this post but certainly leadership is harder today than it ever has been in my career. We all face so many divisive issues. Things seem to change quicker than ever before. Trust in leadership is at an all time low.

Plan Now for a Post-Easter Review

Ron Edmondson

Easter is almost here. I want to remind (or encourage) you to plan now for your post-Easter review. Easter is one of a few times a year churches have a unique opportunity to reach people who do not normally attend their church.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

RELP – Episode 47 – One Clue You’re Leading a Healthy Team

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy share one clue you’re leading a healthy team. Over the years, I have learned there is one solid clue that you’re leading a healthy team.

RELP – Episode 46 – Unpacking 5T Leadership

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy are unpacking 5T Leadership. This may seem to be a self-serving podcast – and in some ways it probably is, but in this episode, I share more about the model of consulting and coaching I am doing these days.

The Hardest Decision a Leader Makes – Letting People Go

Ron Edmondson

Perhaps the hardest decision a leader makes is when to release someone from employment. I’ve only known a few callous people who weren’t extremely burdened by having to fire someone.

7 Ways to Create Unity in a Church

Ron Edmondson

I once consulted with a church struggling to move forward. The pastor had been there a couple years, had a great vision and was supported by most everyone, there were adequate resources, the community needed a healthy church (as all do), but they never could get any traction.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

7 Bottleneck Obstacles That Can Destroy Progress

Ron Edmondson

When we owned a small manufacturing company I had to learn the language of the field. I obviously had heard the term bottleneck, but I never really understood how damaging it can be. That is until a bottleneck began to destroy our profit as a company. A bottleneck can put you out of business.

3 Ways to Help Creative People Flourish On Your Team

Ron Edmondson

There are some lessons we only learn the hard way. One of them for me has been ways I help creative people on our teams flourish. I used to think when leading creatives, the key was to free them to create.

RELP – Episode 48 – Common Mistakes Governing Bodies Make

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy consider common mistakes made by governing bodies. I have had to privilege of working with governing bodies in the church and nonprofits, both as a member and the executive leader reporting to a governing body.

10 Inexpensive Development Options for Your Team

Ron Edmondson

When budgets are stretched, development options are seen as too expensive and pushed to the back burner. This is dangerous for a team, which wishes to continue growing. If a team is not learning and improving, it will soon struggle to maintain any level of success.

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

10 Indicators You’ve Become The Unaware Leader

Ron Edmondson

There have been times in my leadership career where, unknowingly at the time, I became the unaware leader. It can be a dangerous place to be. Thankfully, there are indicators to look for. Years ago there was a consistent problem in one of our areas of ministry.

RELP – Episode 39 – The Primary Frustration Of Some Leading Today

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy discuss the primary frustration of some people in leadership today. Yes, leadership is hard. And it is harder today than ever in my career.

RELP – Episode 46 – How to Utilize a Personal Advisory Board

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy talk about how Ron utilizes a personal advisory board. Throughout my (Ron) career I have utilized a personal advisory board to help me lead better. This is not a board of directors or an elder board.

A Most Kingdom-Minded Thing a Pastor Can Do

Ron Edmondson

Pastor, I am convinced one of the most kingdom-minded things you can do for your church is to lead the church as if you aren’t going to be there next year. BTW, this may equally apply to other fields of leadership.). Yes, you were probably called there to lead.

The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

Connect with your people from day one with this development and engagement checklist.

Number One Change for Effective Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

Do you know the number one change needed for an effective church revitalization? It’s not programs, systems or structure. Everyone always things about those first. Those are easy to change. Okay, well, maybe not easy. Try changing the library into a welcome area or removing the choir robes.

RELP – Episode 51 – How to Know When You’re Ready to Be a Senior Leader

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy talk about how to know when you’re ready to be a senior leader. There are some clues that you might be ready for a senior leader position.

Evaluation Questions for Church Leaders To Consider Mission-Readiness

Ron Edmondson

I love asking evaluation questions of church leaders. I work with a lot of churches in need of revitalization. Certainly, after the last two years that will be most churches that were planted prior to the pandemic. The days ahead will likely be different for churches that continue to grow.

One Staffing Alignment Tip (This could be huge)

Ron Edmondson

One thing I have always been very intentional about is staffing alignment around the current needs of the organization. I have never been afraid to move seats around on the bus if it makes more sense for where we are and where we want to go. .

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.