Announcing a Life and Career Transition for Ron and Cheryl Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

A Life Transition for The Edmondsons. The post Announcing a Life and Career Transition for Ron and Cheryl Edmondson appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I recently resigned my position as CEO of Leadership Network. Although my tenure is much shorter than I had anticipated when I arrived almost 18 months ago, I feel it has been a productive time for me and the organization. Leadership Network has a long, great history of helping the Church accelerate growth and innovation.

Edmondson Christmas Newsletter 2012

Ron Edmondson

Merry Christmas from the Edmondson’s! Jeremy’s solo career as a social media and communication consultant is going well. The post Edmondson Christmas Newsletter 2012 appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Related posts: A Christmas Newsletter from the Edmondson Family 2011. Merry Christmas from the Edmondson’s. Merry Christmas From The Edmondson Family. We truly never know the changes a year will make, do we?

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Merry Christmas from the Edmondson's

Ron Edmondson

Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Encouragement » Merry Christmas from the Edmondson’s Merry Christmas from the Edmondson’s December 25, 2010 in Encouragement , Family , Grace Community Church with 35 Comments Merry Christmas! He’s doing an incredible work in his first career job. All Posts by Ron Edmondson | Personal Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Share By Email Leave a Reply: Click here to cancel reply.

My Top 5 Books This Year – Book Giveaway | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

Linchpin by Seth Godin – This is a simple book, but it is oh so profound at looking at how our work environments, careers, and the way we accomplish things is done these days. All Posts by Ron Edmondson | Personal Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Share By Email Leave a Reply: Click here to cancel reply.

A Christmas Newsletter from the Edmondson Family 2011

Ron Edmondson

It has been a great year for the Edmondson’s. Jeremy has proven to be a hard worker and is doing well in his new career in marketing and social media. Related posts: Merry Christmas From The Edmondson Family. Merry Christmas! We spent our first full year in our downtown condo. We love it. When weather and schedules cooperate, we walk downtown at night and through the campus of Austin Peay State University (our Alma mater and the fastest growing university in our state).

The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation & Growth

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By: Amy Edmondson Reviewed by: Leah Parkhill-Reilly The Premise: Amy Edmondson is a Harvard researcher and professor who is best-known for coining the phrase “psychological safety” and delivering a phenomenal TED talk on the subject. Career Management Latest News & Insights Leadership What We're Reading book review leadership productivity

RELP – Episode 1 – Leading Difficult People

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast , Ron and Nate discuss leading difficult people. This is my current reality and one I have experienced throughout my ministry (and leadership) career. The post RELP – Episode 1 – Leading Difficult People appeared first on Ron Edmondson. In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast, Ron and Nate discuss leading difficult people.

7 Results When I’m Tired – 7 Remedies

Ron Edmondson

This has been truer in 2020 than any time in my career. The post 7 Results When I’m Tired – 7 Remedies appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

Costa Rica Report, Part 1

Ron Edmondson

We are here to support missionaries Jason and Kerby Haprst, who gave up careers and left our church to join the Abraham Project here in Costa Rica. (You All Posts by Ron Edmondson | Personal Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Share By Email Leave a Reply: Click here to cancel reply.

Why Compassion Is Key To Succeeding At Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

For myself, this September also marks a special milestone in my writing career – specifically, it marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of my first leadership book, “ Leadership Vertigo ”. This prestigious leadership speakers series has welcomed in the past such leadership luminaries as Tony Hsieh, Doug Conant, Robert Sutton, Amy Edmondson, and Daniel Pink.

10 Suggestions for the Bi-Vocational Pastor

Ron Edmondson

Have you ever had to balance dual careers? The post 10 Suggestions for the Bi-Vocational Pastor appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I spent my first few years of ministry as a bi-vocational pastor.

Two Words of Wisdom that will Change Your Life

Ron Edmondson

In your career. The post Two Words of Wisdom that will Change Your Life appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Be Purposeful. In parenting. In marriage. In forgiveness. In ministry. In your relationship with God. In your social media activity. In your education. In your financial life. In your life planning. In relationship building. In leadership.

7 Ways to Stay Sane in Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

I’ve told people they were some of the hardest years of my career. The post 7 Ways to Stay Sane in Church Revitalization appeared first on Ron Edmondson. The first few years of church revitalization were hard.

What’s Your Anonymous Criticism Policy?

Ron Edmondson

Throughout my career I’ve heard people debate what they do when they receive unsigned criticism. appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I’m curious what you do with anonymous criticism. . I never really had an official policy of how I handle anonymous criticism, but I often felt I should establish one. I realize that growth in any organization and just being in a position of leadership welcomes critics. The larger the organizations I led grew, the more criticism I received.

When Silence Can Be an Indicator Of a Healthy Team

Ron Edmondson

I’ll be candid, I’m not sure I have been to this point more than a few times in my leadership career. The post When Silence Can Be an Indicator Of a Healthy Team appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I’ve often said good leaders never assume silence means everyone is in agreement. In fact, there’s a whole chapter on that principle and some good questions you can ask to assess the team’s health in my book The Mythical Leader.

What Is An Intentional Interim Pastor? (Another Life Update)

Ron Edmondson

Announcing a Life and Career Transition for Ron and Cheryl Edmondson. Another Life Update) appeared first on Ron Edmondson. What is an intentional interim pastor? That’s a question I’ve been asked so many times in the last month. Even Siri doesn’t know that term. Test her. I didn’t see this one coming, but intentional interim pastor is another addition to where God has led Cheryl and me in this new season of ministry. .

7 Mistakes New Leaders Often Make, But Should Avoid

Ron Edmondson

Numerous times throughout my more than 35 years leadership career I’ve been the new guy. The post 7 Mistakes New Leaders Often Make, But Should Avoid appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Navigating those early days in a new leadership role is critically important. Much of our future success as leaders is determined by how well we start. It is more difficult to regain momentum for our leadership if it is lost or never begins early.

5 Guarantees of Your First Year in Senior Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Having begun new leadership positions many times in my career, I have learned the opening days always impact the effectiveness I have had as a leader. I have had so many transitions in my leadership career. The post 5 Guarantees of Your First Year in Senior Leadership appeared first on Ron Edmondson. The way you begin a leadership position often determines the success you will have in it. . That’s such a strong, but important word for new leaders to understand.

7 Things Which Drive Me Crazy in Leadership

Ron Edmondson

And I have probably been guilty of many of these in my career. The post 7 Things Which Drive Me Crazy in Leadership appeared first on Ron Edmondson. There are some things in leadership I could almost say I despise. Those things are almost always the ways people misuse or even abuse their leadership power – or the way other people respond to any attempt at good leadership. But, mostly looking backwards at the results, I hate when I did them as well.

12 Bible Verses to Encourage Christian Leaders

Ron Edmondson

Looking back on my leadership career I’ve done this many times. The post 12 Bible Verses to Encourage Christian Leaders appeared first on Ron Edmondson. The Psalmist said, “ I have hidden your word in my heart so I might not sin against you. ” God’s Word can be a protection for our heart and soul. It can teach us, convict us, and challenge us. The same is true for Christian leaders. The best leadership book is the Bible.

19 Key Leadership Competencies & Behaviors from 29 Top Experts

Miles Anthony Smith

In order for us to empathize, we must listen so that we understand what others are dealing with, what’s happening in their careers and in their lives. Ron Edmondson ( Leadership Expert ) Intentionality Dale Carnegie - How to Win Friends and Influence People. 29 Leadership Experts Share Their Top 19 Leadership Competencies & Behaviors for Success (Plus Leaderboard) It seems that the world has a lack of leadership these days, doesn’t it?

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25 People You Should Say Thank You To Today

Ron Edmondson

Here are 25 people you could easily thank today: The person who gave you a start in your career. The post 25 People You Should Say Thank You To Today appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Thankfulness is a virtue that we often ignore. Sometimes we get so caught up in our own little world that we forget to thank the people who have helped us the most. Then there are people who just simply need thanking to help them feel better about their own situation. Everyone likes to be appreciated.

Solid Advice for Young Leaders from Dr. Billy Graham

Ron Edmondson

He’s still a young man, but he’s already started an impressive career as a coach. What word of advice would you have for guys like us, just beginning our careers and still young in our faith? The post Solid Advice for Young Leaders from Dr. Billy Graham appeared first on Ron Edmondson. My friend coach Craig Candeto is a former Navy standout quarterback. Currently he’s coaching quarterbacks for the Citadel.

10 Suggestions for Bi-Vocational Pastors

Ron Edmondson

Have you ever had to balance dual careers? The post 10 Suggestions for Bi-Vocational Pastors appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I spent my first few years of ministry as a bi-vocational pastor. For those who may not know the term, I sought other work to supplement my income I received as a pastor. I still have a heart for those who hold down two jobs – sometimes both of them approaching full-time.

5 Ways Ministry Has Changed in 20 Years

Ron Edmondson

I came into ministry later in life – after a long business career – and, so I’ve always seen the role differently from some who have been spent their career in ministry. And, frankly, hasn’t every career changed in the last 20 years?). The post 5 Ways Ministry Has Changed in 20 Years appeared first on Ron Edmondson. It's gotten harder. I began this blog a number of years ago for one primary reason of encouraging other ministry leaders.

5 Questions to Help Millennials Grow into Leadership

Ron Edmondson

A Guest Post by my son, Jeremy Chandler There will come a point in time in every Millennial’s career when we move from being primarily executioners to leading teams and managing others. However, as I’ve started making that transition in my own personal career, I’ve definitely learned the truth behind the idea that “everyone thinks leadership is easy until you become one.”. The post 5 Questions to Help Millennials Grow into Leadership appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

7 Random Suggestions for Younger Leader

Ron Edmondson

If you can learn and practice some of what I’ve learned early in your career it will help you avoid having to learn them by experience. The post 7 Random Suggestions for Younger Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I love working with younger leaders. It keeps me young and it helps to know I’m investing in something and someone who will likely last beyond my lifetime. I also love sharing some things I’ve learned from experience. Some of it hard experiences.

Why I Don’t Always Give People an Answer – Even When They Come to Me for Answers

Ron Edmondson

Things such as career choice decisions, the calling in life decisions, who to marry, etc. The post Why I Don’t Always Give People an Answer – Even When They Come to Me for Answers appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I have a theory I practice often. I’ve been using it for many years — as a leader, father, a friend, and a pastor. It’s not always what people come looking to me for, but I think it’s the best practice.

7 Dangerous Mindsets for a Leader

Ron Edmondson

Work becomes a job, not a career. The post 7 Dangerous Mindsets for a Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I’ve seen it so many times. Most likely you have also. It is tragic. A leader can be doing everything else right and yet one flawed mindset overshadows and jeopardizes all the good leadership principles he or she knows. One constantly repeated action. One trait. One habit. One mindset.

3 Options When The Job is More Than You Feel Qualified to Do

Ron Edmondson

Many times in my career, the heat in the kitchen has been more than I felt I could bear. The post 3 Options When The Job is More Than You Feel Qualified to Do appeared first on Ron Edmondson. When I was growing up I frequently heard the phrase. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. I’m not sure that’s a saying anymore, but either way, I love a good analogy to help me think through a topic. And I think the phrase applies in leadership.

5 Suggestions When You Find Yourself in a Miserable Work Environment

Ron Edmondson

Most of us have been there at some point in our career. I’m sure this is true of other generations, but there were generations who endured an entire career in less than ideal situations. The post 5 Suggestions When You Find Yourself in a Miserable Work Environment appeared first on Ron Edmondson. About once a week I talk with a minister – usually a younger minister – who is miserable in their current context.

Are You Motivating the Wrong Person?

You're Not the Boss of Me

This week I’m pleased to introduce Jessica Edmondson as guest writer on You’re Not the Boss of Me. If a task is assigned to someone simply because this person should be able do it, this can affect the productivity of the whole organization, potentially putting careers of both managers and team members on the line. Jessica Edmondson contributes on Management and Online Business Degrees for the University Alliance, a division of Bisk Education, Inc. .

Servant Leadership Observer ? November 2010

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Who Is Accountable for Your Career? Careers for Servant Leaders. Ron Edmondson. Career. Twitter. LINKEDIN. The Modern Servant Leader Servant Leadership & Technology. Leadership. Technology. Resources. Other. Archives. September 20, 2011 Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership Intro. Servant Leader Posts. Assessment. About. About This Site. About the Author. Speaking. Twitter Followers. Comments Policy. Contact. You are here: Home >Not found: Not Found, Error 404.

A Sobering Reality for Pastors and Leaders

Ron Edmondson

Knowing this one can protect your career – help keep you from burning out – and guard your heart. The post A Sobering Reality for Pastors and Leaders appeared first on Ron Edmondson. There is a sobering reality every pastor and leader needs to understand. I see this impact leaders from all generations – but, I must be honest – I probably see it even more in our youngest generation of leaders entering the workforce. You ready for the sobering reality?

Fear Devotional, Part 4

Ron Edmondson

Is it to begin a new chapter in your career life? The post Fear Devotional, Part 4 appeared first on Ron Edmondson. He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.” ” Genesis 28:17. There is something about fear and faith working together that intrigues me. It seems, at least in my life, that the times of greatest fear are the times God is calling me to display the greatest faith.

Leading Those Who Don't Want To Follow | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

This is a skill I believe many leaders do not develop until later in their careers. I mentioned an example of this in a comment on a recent Ron Edmondson post dealing with Leading People Older Than You.

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A Day No Leader Wants to Face But Every Leader Must

Ron Edmondson

It’s one I’ve faced in my own career. He was still young, with (hopefully) years ahead of him in his career, but he sensed it was time to step aside. The post A Day No Leader Wants to Face But Every Leader Must appeared first on Ron Edmondson. There is a day every leader has to face. But, no leader necessarily wants to. I have walked through this with dozens of leaders over the year sand it’s never a fun process.

10 Things Which Drive Me Crazy in Leadership

Ron Edmondson

And, I have probably been guilty of some of these also in my career. The post 10 Things Which Drive Me Crazy in Leadership appeared first on Ron Edmondson. There are some things in leadership I could honestly say I despise. Ways people behave. Things they do. I should note – not the people involved in them, but the actions. But, I hate when I did them as well. Perhaps you have your own list, but this is mine.

4 Realities to Help Discern a Vocational Call to Ministry

Ron Edmondson

I found no real joy in my work, until I was serving in the career choice God wanted me to serve. It doesn’t necessarily have to be as a pastor or in a local church — but I know one decision in my vocational career is solved — I work for Him. The post 4 Realities to Help Discern a Vocational Call to Ministry appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Discerning a call to vocational ministry can be a tiring and trying experience.

5 Helpful Questions When Attempthing to Discern God’s Will

Ron Edmondson

I’m talking about those life-altering decisions, such as career choice, relationships, or decisions requiring huge steps of faith. The post 5 Helpful Questions When Attempthing to Discern God’s Will appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I am often asked how to know if the plans we make are God’s will for our life. I’m not referring to which cereal to have for breakfast.

10 Things You Can Do Today to Improve as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

They are at similar places in their career of leadership. The post 10 Things You Can Do Today to Improve as a Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Read the Bible – The Bible is a tremendous resource for leadership development. Jesus is the Master Leader. And there are plenty of other examples of men and women who, unlike Jesus, were sinful people like you and me.

8 Things I Wouldn’t Do Again if Planting Another Church

Ron Edmondson

I have been involved in church planting for most of my ministry career – whether as a planter or as a supporter of planting. The post 8 Things I Wouldn’t Do Again if Planting Another Church appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I love the process of planting. I love the energy and the enthusiasm a new church brings to a community. Having planted two churches, I’ve learned a few things.

10 Scenarios to Help Determine if it’s Time to Quit

Ron Edmondson

When your family or personal life is suffering, because of the demands of the organization - If you have to neglect one of them, your career or your family, in twenty years, which do you hope it will have been? When you find yourself physically ill if work crosses your mind – On the weekend (or when you are off work), if the emotional stress is greater than you can handle, you may need to protect your health over your career.