Ron Edmondson

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.

3 Steps to Being a More Thankful Person

Ron Edmondson

Ever wonder the secret to being a more thankful person ? I believe the secret to being thankful is in learning to be more content. We give thanks out of a heart overflowing with gratefulness. A full heart naturally produces gratitude.

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5 Ways to Attract Church Planters Into Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

We need attract some sharp church planters to move from one Kingdom-building opportunity to another Kingdom-building opportunity. S ome sharp church planters need to move to church revitalization.

A Biblical Example For Writing Vision Statements

Ron Edmondson

I believe I’ve found a biblical example for writing vision statements – in one verse: And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie.

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

RELP – Episode 35 – How To Stop Being a People-Pleasing Leader

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy talk about how to stop being a people-pleasing leader. Every hard decision a leader makes excites some and upsets others.

3 Needs Every Organization (or Church) Must Have

Ron Edmondson

Years ago, I read an article by Raymond P. Rood’s entitled “ How Then Should Organizations Live ”. (I I can’t find a link for the article now. ) Rood made the point that every organization has three basic needs.

RELP – Episode 34 – How To Change An Established Culture

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy talk about how to change an already established culture. Change is hard in any context. Any level of change involves people. And every change brings an emotional response to change.

7 Reasons You’re Not Leading As Well As You Could Be

Ron Edmondson

In my 5T Leadership coaching practice I have the privilege of working with a lot of different leaders. They each have unique challenges, personalities, and contexts in which they lead. Leading well is hard in every one.

One Indicator You Lead a Healthy Team

Ron Edmondson

I have learned over the years there is one key indicator I lead a healthy team. I’ve often said good leaders never assume silence means everyone is in agreement. Especially during seasons of change, the leader can’t assume everyone is on board because they aren’t hearing complaints.

The Greatest Enemy of Momentum – And 3 Suggestions

Ron Edmondson

What’s the greatest enemy of momentum? We often think it is a lack of vision. But you can have the greatest vision ever and still see motivation dwindle and momentum die. The fact is we have an amazing ability to get bored with good things over time. Some say it’s a lack of appreciation.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

The Delivery Truck Principle: A Sobering Reality of Leadership

Ron Edmondson

The delivery truck principle is a sobering reality in all leadership decisions. . When I was in the marketplace, my wife and I once owned a small manufacturing company. Most of my time was spent in an office or on the road calling on clients.

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These 7 Small Additions Will Give You Big Results

Ron Edmondson

Sometimes the smallest changes to our life reap the biggest results. In fact, I often recommend these small additions to a person’s day and people have told me they have seen big results from them. Over the years, I’ve come to realize I’ve often done things the wrong way.

RELP – Episode 32 – How To Be A Community-Minded Pastor

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy talk about how to be a community-minded pastor. I’m convinced that in order to follow Jesus’ command to build His church that pastors today have to be community-minded.

Leader, Use Your Rifle More than Your Shotgun

Ron Edmondson

Effective leaders use their rifle more than their shotgun. . I talk to so many leaders that get frustrated because they never seem to accomplish as much as they set out to do. Most of the time the reason is a fairly simple one. They used the wrong approach to the work.

An Encouragement Folder: Every Leader Needs One

Ron Edmondson

There is something I encourage all leaders to do. I’ve been doing it for years and it has been extremely helpful. I call it an encouragement folder. An encouragement folder is a special folder. Simply put, it is where I keep the notes of encouragement.

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

Introducing 5T Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Let me introduce you to something I’ve been working on for years, but formalized over the last few weeks. Introducing 5T Leadership. In my previous post , I shared that we were in another life transition. Here’s part of what’s next. 5TLeadership.

RELP – Episode 33 – Encouragement for Worried Pastors and Leaders

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy offer some encouragement for worried pastors and leaders. I have been a leader for close to 35 years. In all of those years, I don’t know a more difficult time to be a leader.

Funniest Questions I Received as a Church Planter

Ron Edmondson

Here are the funniest questions I received as a church planter: “When are you going to build a church?”. I always thought, “Well, that’s what we are doing now meeting in this high school.”

RELP – Episode 29 – Leadership Versus Management

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy talk about leadership versus management. What is the difference in leadership and management? Do both matter? And do we need both? My son Nate recently accepted a full-time lead pastor role in the Seattle area.

The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.

3 Requests I Give for Healthy a Leadership Transition

Ron Edmondson

The beginning days are critical in leadership transitions. I’ve learned the impressions created in the initial days – positive or negative – are often hard to overcome.

One Hard Truth of Leadership

Ron Edmondson

There is one hard truth about leadership every leader must understand, but is difficult to receive by some leaders. The probability is good you won’t like this truth either. The one hard truth of leadership: Not everyone will agree with you – or even like you – if you are a leader.

RELP – Episode 28 – High Costs of Leadership

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy talk about the high costs of leadership. Leadership, if done well, is expensive. There is a high cost of serving in leadership. My son Nate recently accepted a full-time lead pastor role in the Seattle area.

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The person I drive craziest in leadership

Ron Edmondson

In an organizational setting, the person I probably drive the craziest in leadership is: Someone who is highly structured and detail-oriented. You see, I’m not. Not at all. I am very big picture, love change, hate rules and run from boxes.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

How This Introverted Pastor is Extroverted on Sunday

Ron Edmondson

In my book “ The Mythical Leader ”, I have a whole chapter on introversion – mostly because every time I post about introversion I hear from pastors and church members who talk about how introversion negatively impacts their ministry.

One Way to Realize Successful Change

Ron Edmondson

Here is one way to help you realize successful change as a leader. Replace something with something better. That may sound overly simplistic or it might even sound trite. But I’ve used it dozens of times to lead change successfully.

Advice to Leaders: Leave Before You Have To Leave

Ron Edmondson

Leader, do yourself and the organization you love a favor. Leave before you have to leave. I’ve learned watching people in organizations over the years. I’ve seen it in government, business, and, sadly, far too often in the church. Some people stay too long. Does this sound cruel?

7 Reasons I Dislike Email Criticism

Ron Edmondson

As a pastor, I grew to dislike email criticism. And I use the word dislike, but hate might even be the right word. I grew to hate email criticism. I was talking to a new leader once. He had received a scathing email from someone. It was one of his first. And it was a doozy. Hard hitting. No grace.

5 Ways Talent Development Makes Your Company Unbeatable

As an HR leader, your goal for talent development is to create an environment where everyone is motivated and supported to achieve a shared vision of success. By investing in the right software, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide!

7 Ways to Be a Community Pastor

Ron Edmondson

I have a theory of pastoring successfully today. To be a kingdom building pastor you MUST be a community pastor.

4 Limitations Pastors Unknowingly Set For Their Church

Ron Edmondson

I often say, “You limit what you control” There are limitations pastors unknowingly set for their church. It’s often a matter of control, yet I believe most of the time we do it without realizing they are.

5 Deadly Sins of an Unhealthy Church

Ron Edmondson

In working with dozens of churches over the last 20 years, I’ve discovered some deadly sins of an unhealthy church. And I should clarify that and say these are deadly sins of church people. I’m a walking testimony that the people who make up Christ’s church still sin.

Transitions Coaching – A Part of 5T Leadership

Ron Edmondson

The way you begin a leadership position often determines the degree of success you will have in the position and the impact or value you will bring to the organization. Therefore, a part of 5T Leadership focuses on transitions coaching.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

3 Ways Change has Changed

Ron Edmondson

Change has changed. Have you noticed? Of course, you have. It’s all around us. You might not have thought about it, but you’ve certainly experienced the result of the way change has changed. I first wrote these thoughts 9 years ago, and they are truer today. Change is constant.

12 Ways to”Shoot Yourself in the Foot” as a Pastor

Ron Edmondson

Want to “shoot yourself in the foot” as a pastor? Hopefully, through this blog and my conference speaking I have established myself as someone that loves pastors. I came into vocational ministry mid-career and it gave me a unique perspective on the role. I want pastors to succeed.

7 Thoughts on Managing Conflict as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

As a leader, there are many times I feel like the mediator between opposing viewpoints. I’m steering our team towards a common, shared vision, but there are a myriad of opinions in how we accomplish the vision. This sometimes causes conflict.

7 Markers of Great Leadership

Ron Edmondson

There are some markers of great leadership. When all of them are present, stellar leaders are set apart from mediocre leaders. Great leaders are multidimensional.

How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!