Leading with Control Versus Leading with Influence

Ron Edmondson

Leaders, if you want to to have a healthy team environment, you must learn to control less and influence more. I have learned thought that successful leaders understands the difference in leading with influence and leading with control. Let me be honest. I can be a controlling person.

If God Gives You Influence…

Ron Edmondson

A Reminder to Pastors and Church Leaders If God gives you influence the enemy gives you attention! The post If God Gives You Influence… appeared first on Ron Edmondson. We shouldn’t be surprised when we see pastors and church leaders struggle.

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7 Ways I Gain Influence with My Team

Ron Edmondson

John Maxwell says leadership is influence. If that’s true, then how does a leader develop that influence with the people he or she leads? Influence is never gained simply by holding a position. I can’t lead people if I can’t influence them.

3 Ways to Respond to a Controlling Leader | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

I previously wrote a post about “leading up&# called 5 Ways to Influence those Who Lead You , but it addresses a leader who may not be giving you a seat at the table, but not one who is necessarily a controlling leader. A leader who attempts to control everything within his or her realm is much harder to influence. 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. We aren’t still long, but God is giving us incredible opportunities for Kingdom-influence during this season. Related posts: Merry Christmas From The Edmondson Family. Merry Christmas!

10 Great Prayers for Every Marriage

Ron Edmondson

Dear Lord, protect our marriage from the destruction of outside influences. The post 10 Great Prayers for Every Marriage appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Dear Lord, grow our love for You daily. Dear Lord, help us to love each other unconditionally.

5 Ways I Expand My Leadership Potential

Ron Edmondson

I think the best leaders expand their influence and leadership potential by continuing to learn and grow in experience. In my experience, however, my leadership influence grows the fastest when it grows through the people I’m supposed to be leading.

Leaders: Influencing Others By Listening « Linked 2 Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

Two Ears, One Mouth So many times we try to influence by pulling people into our viewpoint by lectures and arguments.

10 Good Prayers of an Effective Leader

Ron Edmondson

Dear Lord, help me to love people and use my influence for the good of others and Your glory. The post 10 Good Prayers of an Effective Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. A leader’s most effective tool — Prayer.

12 Leadership Principles of Jesus

Ron Edmondson

These Inspire Me There are many leaders I admire who have influenced my own leadership. There are leaders from my personal life such as a former pastor, a former boss, a high school principal and leaders in my own community who have influenced me as I have watched their leadership.

7 Unwritten Rules which Shape an Organization

Ron Edmondson

What are the circles of influence? Who has influence with peers? The post 7 Unwritten Rules which Shape an Organization appeared first on Ron Edmondson. In an organization the unwritten rules are just as, if not more, important than the written rules.

4 Theories of How a Leader Becomes Controlling

Ron Edmondson

They want the power, prestige and privileges which come with leadership, so they shut down anyone else who may appear to be easing into a position of influence or gaining in notoriety. The post 4 Theories of How a Leader Becomes Controlling appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

A Harsh Reality of Leading Today

Ron Edmondson

The post A Harsh Reality of Leading Today appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Related posts: 5 Ways to Influence Those Who Lead You…Leading Up! Leading with Control Versus Leading with Influence. Here’s a harsh reality if you want to be a leader today.

7 Statements Every Leader Needs To Use Regularly 

Ron Edmondson

Almost as a cheerleader rousing the crowd at a game, the leader uses his or her influence to bring out the best in others. The post 7 Statements Every Leader Needs To Use Regularly appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

5 Ways to Show People You Really Are Authentic

Ron Edmondson

Don’t exaggerate who you are, your position, influence, or knowledge. People can usually spot a phony and dismiss your influence in their life. The post 5 Ways to Show People You Really Are Authentic appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

10 Personal Resolutions Guaranteed to Improve Your Ministry Leadership

Ron Edmondson

I resolve to surround myself with wise and moral influencers, allowing at least a few people access to know and speak into the deepest and most private parts of my life. The post 10 Personal Resolutions Guaranteed to Improve Your Ministry Leadership appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

7 Life Giving Statements Everyone Needs to Hear

Ron Edmondson

As we seek to be like Him, we have an opportunity within our influence to be people-builders. The post 7 Life Giving Statements Everyone Needs to Hear appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Words are powerful. As leaders, the words we use make a difference. A huge difference.

22 Things Learned in 42 Years of Ministry

Ron Edmondson

I doubt I would be where I am today without his influence. The post 22 Things Learned in 42 Years of Ministry appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

7 Dangers of Prideful Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Protecting position at any cost – Proud leaders try to keep others from gaining power or influence. Remember, “Pride goes before destruction” The post 7 Dangers of Prideful Leadership appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I have frequently preached on the danger of pride.

7 Popular Myths about Leadership

Ron Edmondson

John Maxwell says, “Leadership is influence.” Leadership IS about influence. The post 7 Popular Myths about Leadership appeared first on Ron Edmondson. One thing I learned in obtaining a master’s in leadership is defining leadership is difficult.

The 10 Commandments of Social Media

Ron Edmondson

One of the easiest ways to increase your social influence is to equip and encourage your staff to leverage their social presence for ministry. The post The 10 Commandments of Social Media appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

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7 Things Which Weaken Good Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Negative influences. The post 7 Things Which Weaken Good Leadership appeared first on Ron Edmondson. There are times I’m a better leader than other times. Sometimes this is my fault. Other times the cause is unavoidable.

Top 5 Obstacles to Having a Great Christian Marriage

Ron Edmondson

Outside influences. Every marriage has influences beyond their immediate control, but that have profound and direct impact on the marriage. Some of those influences include: Children. All of these are normal influences in any marriage. I love marriage.

7 Suggestions for Parenting Adult Children

Ron Edmondson

When adult children leave the home you don’t have much control over their lives — you are no longer “raising” them — you influence them. That’s why it’s important to grab their heart early so your influence sticks.

12 Leadership Principles of Jesus That Inspire Me

Ron Edmondson

There are many leaders I admire who have influenced my own leadership. There are leaders from my personal life such as a former pastor, a former boss, a high school principal and leaders in my own community who have influenced me as I have watched their leadership.

The Power of a Leader

Ron Edmondson

7 Ways to Keep a Leader on Your Team Mature Leaders Don’t Abuse Power 10 Questions With Leader Wayne Elsey: Soles4Souls Ministry About Ron Edmondson: Church planter and pastor with a heart for strategy, leadership and marketing; especially geared toward developing churches and growing and improving the Kingdom of God. All Posts by Ron Edmondson | Personal Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Share By Email Leave a Reply: Click here to cancel reply.

7 Things Every Leader Needs to Quit Immediately

Ron Edmondson

It’s about relational influence. The post 7 Things Every Leader Needs to Quit Immediately appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I’ve often wished I could say something to every leader. Some things I’ve learned the hard way.

5 Ways to Help Young Leaders Succeed

Ron Edmondson

Give them a seat at the table of influence. The post 5 Ways to Help Young Leaders Succeed appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Leader Development I love working with young leaders.

7 Suggestions to Motivate the Leaders on Your Team

Ron Edmondson

They may lead entirely different – they may have different causes and interests, but most leaders are motivated by similar influences. The post 7 Suggestions to Motivate the Leaders on Your Team appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Have you ever wondered how to motivate a leader?

7 Dangers of Leading in Isolation

Ron Edmondson

The isolated leader never reaches his or her full potential as a leader, because they shut out influences, which would actually help them grow. The post 7 Dangers of Leading in Isolation appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

7 Statements Every Leader Needs To Use Often

Ron Edmondson

Almost as a cheerleader rousing the crowd at a game, the leader uses his or her influence to bring out the best in others. The post 7 Statements Every Leader Needs To Use Often appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Recently, I shared 7 questions every leader should use often.

People Have Power

Ron Edmondson

It doesn’t matter what your structure is, if people have influence, regardless of their position, or lack thereof, they have power. If people have influence, they have power. The post People Have Power appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

7 Reminders for Pastors and Ministry Leaders who use Social Media

Ron Edmondson

So, if it’s here, and an almost necessity these days in ministry, it seems to reason we should keep in mind it’s impact and how this should influence our use of social media. You influence people. If you are in a ministry leadership position you have positional influence.

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Here are 5 ways I Expand My Leadership Potential

Ron Edmondson

I think the best leaders expand their influence and leadership potential by continuing to learn and grow in experience. In my experience, however, my leadership influence grows the fastest when it grows through the people I’m supposed to be leading.

4 Realities The Senior Leader Sets for Every Organization

Ron Edmondson

Senior pastors are one of the single greatest influences of what a church does well by the intentionality – or lack thereof – towards the things it labels a win. The post 4 Realities The Senior Leader Sets for Every Organization appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

7 Thoughts on Creating Unity in a Church for a New Pastor

Ron Edmondson

Embrace the influencers. Just as there are a few who are negative, there are usually a few who are positive about unity and who have influence over others. Keep these natural influencers and encouragers close and informed and empower them to help create unity.

7 Random Suggestions for Younger Leader

Ron Edmondson

Be a genuinely positive influence on your team. The post 7 Random Suggestions for Younger Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I love working with younger leaders.

My 7 Part Strategy for a New Leadership Position

Ron Edmondson

I tried to get to know the staff and key influencers in the church. I believe God uses the influence of others to build His church, so I wanted to know who I would be working with in the days to come. Whenever I enter a new position, I want to be strategic.

5 Do’s and Don’ts to Gain Respect as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

The post 5 Do’s and Don’ts to Gain Respect as a Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. 7 Ways I Gain Influence with My Team. Want to be respected as a leader? It won’t come easily. It’s not freely given. Yet it’s not complicated either.

7 Statements Every Leader Needs To Use Often

Ron Edmondson

Almost as a cheerleader rousing the crowd at a game, the leader uses his or her influence to bring out the best in others. The post 7 Statements Every Leader Needs To Use Often appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Recently, I shared 7 questions every leader should use often.