Announcing a Life and Career Transition for Ron and Cheryl Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

A Life Transition for The Edmondsons. I recently resigned my position as CEO of Leadership Network. Leadership Network has a long, great history of helping the Church accelerate growth and innovation. As our new leadership team began to plan for 2020, I saw my role shifting from one of building something new to more maintaining and managing. Likewise, in fairness, Leadership Network needs someone leading who is fully engaged at what the position requires of them.

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.

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

Ron Edmondson

Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Leadership » My Top 5 Books This Year – Book Giveaway My Top 5 Books This Year – Book Giveaway December 21, 2010 in Leadership , Ministry with 63 Comments Winners of the my favorite book giveaway: @rlscovens Jason Stewart Congratulations…They each get their choice of one of my five favorite books of 2010!

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.

Attitude Reflects Leadership

N2Growth Blog

While this sounds simple enough at face value, I have consistently found that one of the most often overlooked leadership attributes is that of a positive attitude. If you struggle with recruiting, team building, and leadership development you likely have a bad attitude. People who have bad attitudes have more career turnover. Ron Edmondson This is a challenging post Mike. Ron [link] P Chandrasekhr This seems to be brief primer on leadership.

5 Guarantees of Your First Year in Senior Leadership

Ron Edmondson

The way you begin a leadership position often determines the success you will have in it. . 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. Here are 5 Guarantees for Your First Year of Senior Leadership : It won’t be all you thought it would be. But most people are just waiting for good leadership. I have had so many transitions in my leadership career.

Top 30 Leadership Blogs 2010 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

You’re undoubtedly thinking “who died and left Mike Myatt in charge of qualitatively assessing leadership blogs?&# I hope you enjoy the list, and that you’ll add these Top Leadership Blogs to your leadership reading list. You won’t find more solid thinking on the topic of leadership anywhere (can you tell I’m a big fan?). Next Level Blog : Scott Eblin’s authors some of the smartest leadership insights on the web.

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19 Key Leadership Competencies & Behaviors from 29 Top Experts

Miles Anthony Smith

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? Why does poor leadership seem to be such an epidemic in government, business, and nonprofits? True leadership starts with the leader working on herself first and serving her team, not the other way around. Any other leadership advice you recommend for leading well?

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5 Roadblocks of Good Leadership

Ron Edmondson

It reminded me, however, of something I’ve observed in leadership. There are roadblocks in good leadership too. It’s the roadblocks in leadership which we can avoid that tend to be most damaging. they aren’t addressed, it can set a leader back months, years, even an entire career. Here are 5 roadblocks to good leadership? Again, we all throw up roadblocks at times in our leadership.

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

Roundtable Talk

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

Servant Leadership Observer ? November 2010

Modern Servant Leader

The Modern Servant Leader Servant Leadership & Technology. Leadership. September 20, 2011 Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership Intro. Servant Leadership Academic Programs & Education Opportunities. Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership. If You Seek Prestige, Please Don’t Try To Lead… Servant Leadership Profile: Lionel Logue. Holocaust and the 2008 Financial Crisis – Leadership Lessons in Resistance.

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.”. 5 Questions to Help Millennials Grow into Leadership. Leadership Team Leadership

7 of the Most Dangerous Leadership Mindsets I’ve Observed

Ron Edmondson

A leader could be doing everything else right and one flawed mindset can overshadow – jeopardize all the good leadership principles we know. Here are 7 of the most dangerous leadership mindsets I’ve observed. In full disclosure, I’ve been guilty of some of these – sometimes for a season – sometimes until someone helped me discover I had a poor leadership mindset. Never taking time to celebrate will eventually derail good leadership.

7 of the Most Dangerous Leadership Mindsets I’ve Observed

Ron Edmondson

A leader could even be doing everything else right and one flawed mindset can overshadow — jeopardize all the good leadership principles we know. Here are 7 of the most dangerous leadership mindsets I’ve observed. In full disclosure, I’ve been guilty of some of these — sometimes for a season — sometimes until someone helped me discover I had a poor leadership mindset. Work becomes a job, not a career. Leadership can be a lonely job.

10 Things Which Drive Me Crazy in Leadership

Ron Edmondson

There are some things in leadership I could honestly say I despise. And, I have probably been guilty of some of these also in my career. Here are 10 things which drive me crazy in leadership: Responsibility without authority – If you ask someone to lead something – let them lead. This has always seemed like cowardly leadership to me. What are some things you despise in leadership? Organizational Leadership Team Leadership

RELP – Episode 1 – Leading Difficult People

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast , Ron and Nate discuss leading difficult people. We are joining the Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network. This is my current reality and one I have experienced throughout my ministry (and leadership) career. This podcast builds from the blog I’ve had for over 10 years addressing real issues in leadership – primarily in the ministry context. Many times they are in church leadership.

5 of the Worst Leadership Traits I’ve Observed

Ron Edmondson

I hope he (and I) continue that attitude throughout his career (and mine). His question was this: Knowing what you know now about leadership, what would you say are the biggest traps to avoid? What are the worst leadership traits that you’ve seen limit a leader’s potential to lead well? You can have these and perhaps still see some success as a leader, but they are still bad leadership traits… the worst. 7 Traits of Courageous Leadership.

6 Steps to Finishing Well in Life and Leadership

Ron Edmondson

This is true in life and leadership. Here are six steps I suggest to win in life and leadership: Step One: Get in the right race. If you don’t have a vision for your leadership – where you’re leading people – you’re failing before you get started. People who finish well in life and leadership allow failure to be their friend not their enemy. Encouragement Leadership Life Plan Vision

7 Excuses “Leaders” Use for Not Leading Well

Ron Edmondson

In my experience in the business world and church, it seems we are desperate for good leadership. Organizations and teams thrive on good leadership. In full disclosure, I’ve probably been as guilty as anyone at times in my leadership career.

7 Results When I’m Tired – 7 Remedies

Ron Edmondson

I have learned over the years – many times when I’m not up to par in my leadership or life – it’s simply because I’m tired. This has been truer in 2020 than any time in my career. Leadership suffers.

What’s Your Anonymous Criticism Policy?

Ron Edmondson

I realize that growth in any organization and just being in a position of leadership welcomes critics. Throughout my career I’ve heard people debate what they do when they receive unsigned criticism. Let me be honest, I don’t appreciate critics who won’t sign their name, but since it’s part of leadership, here’s how I usually react: I listen to it (read the letter, email or comment) and if there is a forum to respond, such as with a blog post, I sometimes do.

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. Church Church Planting Church Revitalization LeadershipThe first few years of church revitalization were hard.

Two Words of Wisdom that will Change Your Life

Ron Edmondson

In your career. In leadership. The post Two Words of Wisdom that will Change Your Life appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Encouragement Family God Leadership Life Plan MinistryBe 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.

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. Change Church Church Revitalization LeadershipI’ve often said good leaders never assume silence means everyone is in agreement.

12 Bible Verses to Encourage Christian Leaders

Ron Edmondson

The best leadership book is the Bible. I’m convinced humility might be the most attractive leadership quality there is these days. Leadership is ultimately a product of the heart we have for others and the vision we’ve been called to lead. Genuine honesty and transparency in leadership is rare, but so, so valuable – and effective. Looking back on my leadership career I’ve done this many times. Leadership is hard.

Costa Rica Report, Part 1

Ron Edmondson

Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Culture » Costa Rica Report, Part 1 Costa Rica Report, Part 1 January 10, 2011 in Culture , Grace Community Church , Missions with 13 Comments This is my first trip to Costa Rica. 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

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. Navigating those early days in a new leadership role is critically important. It is more difficult to regain momentum for our leadership if it is lost or never begins early. The post 7 Mistakes New Leaders Often Make, But Should Avoid appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Leadership

10 Suggestions for the Bi-Vocational Pastor

Ron Edmondson

Have you ever had to balance dual careers? Check out my new leadership podcast on the Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network. 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.

7 Dangerous Mindsets for a Leader

Ron Edmondson

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. In full disclosure, I’ve been guilty of some of these – sometimes for a season – sometimes until someone helped me discover I had a poor leadership mindset.). Here are 7 of the dangerous leadership mindsets I’ve observed: Allowing small details to overwhelm a view of the big picture. Leadership

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

Ron Edmondson

If you’re still catching up, I recently resigned as CEO of Leadership Network. Announcing a Life and Career Transition for Ron and Cheryl Edmondson. Instead my focus will be more on the leadership and structure of the church. 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.

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

Ron Edmondson

And I think the phrase applies in leadership. But I’m not sure getting out of the leadership kitchen when it gets too hot is the only option. Are you experiencing the “heat” – the stress of leadership? Many times in my career, the heat in the kitchen has been more than I felt I could bear. My leadership style wouldn’t work in many churches. I got a second master’s degree to help me in leadership.

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

Ron Edmondson

When you can’t support the leadership - You need to know where the power rests in the organization. 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? If the organization or senior leadership is venturing into immoral or unethical practices – Don’t get caught in the next news scandal.

3 Ways to Respond to a Controlling Leader

Ron Edmondson

I have written a good deal recently about controlling leadership. Read ways people respond to controlling leadership and some warning signs you may be a controlling leader. Most of my posts stem from current or past experience in leadership. Since I’ve been blogging on leadership, I have talked with dozens individuals in ministry or business who experience this type of leader. Controlling leadership appears to be a more difficult issue, however.

7 Ways I Gain Influence with My Team

Ron Edmondson

John Maxwell says leadership is influence. If John Maxwell is correct that leadership is influence — and he certainly is at some level — I knew I had to gain influence with my team. I love to recruit people who start their ministry career with us. Most of what I’ve learned in leadership came from doing the wrong things first. As with all my posts, I’m trying to be helpful in developing good leadership.

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. Church Church Planting Encouragement LeadershipI 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?). I’ve been in leadership for over 30 years. The post 5 Ways Ministry Has Changed in 20 Years appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Church Church Planting Church Revitalization Leadership

7 Common Elements of a Healthy Team

Ron Edmondson

I’ve served — and led — many teams through my career. Team spirit — healthy teams — are greatly shaped by the leadership of the team. Leadership embraces team. A healthy team spirit requires involvement from every level — especially from leadership. The post 7 Common Elements of a Healthy Team appeared first on Ron Edmondson. What fosters team spirit? What makes a healthy team? All of us want that.

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7 Suggestions for Challenging a Controlling Leader

Ron Edmondson

After one of my posts about controlling leadership, I received this question: Any chance there is an upcoming post or two on how/when/where to confront a controlling leader? In order to get to collaboration — which most of us would want — there almost always has to be a challenge to the controlling leadership. Most controlling leaders think their control is a sign of good leadership. This is not something you will do very often in your career.

7 Ways to Lead People Older — and Often Wiser — than You

Ron Edmondson

Today, even though I have aged considerably since then and had years more leadership experience, I continue to have positions where people older than me, with more experience than I have in many areas, report to me by position. But, even there, I personally recruited a staff member almost 15 years older than me, which meant there were literally three generations of leadership in our church plant. It can be one of the more challenging parts of leadership, but I highly recommend it.

3 Inexpensive Ways to Develop as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

The church looks to him to lead and, wisely, he knows he needs to develop his leadership skills. Here are 3 suggestions I gave him: Form a peer leadership group. I have had such groups numerous times in my career. In these meetings I’m trying to learn leadership and management practices – not theology. Recruit leaders in the community to read a leadership book together. Leadership development doesn’t have to be expensive.

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. Change Church Encouragement Leadership YouthI 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.

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. Jessica is a big fan of Dale Carnegie and his ideologies about leadership. She enjoys learning from leadership best practices. And, she believes that considering different perspectives on what good leadership means enhances our ability to be effective as leaders.

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. Church Encouragement Family Leadership ParentingI have a theory I practice often. I’ve been using it for many years — as a leader, father, a friend, and a pastor.