Announcing a Life and Career Transition for Ron and Cheryl Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

A Life Transition for The Edmondsons. Leadership Network has a long, great history of helping the Church accelerate growth and innovation. 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.

7 Ways to Encourage a Team to Be More Innovative

Ron Edmondson

Most leaders want to lead an innovative organization. But as leaders, we can’t force innovation. We can’t mandate our people to be innovative. And the longer people haven’t been innovative, the the more difficult it is to get them innovating again.

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10 Characteristics of God Leadership | Ron Edmondson

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Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Encouragement » 10 Characteristics of God Leadership 10 Characteristics of God Leadership January 3, 2011 in Encouragement , God , Innovation , Leadership with 16 Comments One of my Top Posts of 2010 was a post entitled 10 Characteristics of Good Leadership. All Posts by Ron Edmondson | Personal Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Share By Email Leave a Reply: Click here to cancel reply.

7 Ways to Ensure Your Email Gets Read | Ron Edmondson

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Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Leadership » Business » 7 Ways to Ensure Your Email Gets Read 7 Ways to Ensure Your Email Gets Read January 11, 2011 in Business , Innovation , Leadership with 35 Comments I’ve been having a problem with my youngest son lately. All Posts by Ron Edmondson | Personal Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Share By Email Leave a Reply: Click here to cancel reply.

50+ Examples of “Successful Leadership Requires…” | Ron Edmondson

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5 Examples of Leading Outside the Norm 4 Times a Leader Should Strategize on Making a Decision 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.

Where My Best Ideas Come From | Ron Edmondson

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Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Culture » Where My Best Ideas Come From Where My Best Ideas Come From January 22, 2011 in Culture , Encouragement , Innovation with 24 Comments Where do you get your best ideas? All Posts by Ron Edmondson | Personal Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Share By Email Leave a Reply: Click here to cancel reply.

Teaming: A book review by Bob Morris

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Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy Amy C. Edmondson Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2012) Why and how the most valuable organizational learning occurs: through teams Amy Edmondson characterizes “teaming” as “teamwork on the fly.”

Writing a Life Plan for the New Year, Part 3 | Ron Edmondson

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Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Encouragement » Writing a Life Plan for the New Year, Part 3 Writing a Life Plan for the New Year, Part 3 December 29, 2010 in Encouragement , Family , Innovation , Leadership , Life Plan , Vision with 9 Comments This week we are writing life plans for the coming year. All Posts by Ron Edmondson | Personal Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Share By Email Leave a Reply: Click here to cancel reply.

How Leaders Create Effective Teams

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Imagine all of this work occurring in iterative, self-regulating cycles of improvement and innovation that guarantee organizational success. Fostering an atmosphere in which trust and respect thrive, and flexibility an innovation flourish, pays off even in the most deadline-driven work settings. Edmondson: Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy. Teaming has a positive effect on people's experience at work.

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Increasing Creativity and Innovation on a Tight Budget

Ron Edmondson

No, but the use of creativity and innovation can often be avoided if there is enough money in the budget. The post Increasing Creativity and Innovation on a Tight Budget appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Business Church Planting Encouragement Innovation LeadershipYears ago I discovered a way to increase creativity when money is tight.

7 Suggestions to Encourage Innovation on a Team

Ron Edmondson

Most leaders want to lead an innovative organization. As leaders, we can’t force innovation. We can’t mandate innovative people. And, if our people haven’t been innovative in a while, then there may not be much innovation going on in our world. Innovation, in its purest form, means change, and while change can be forced upon people, the best changes, the kind that make an organization excellent, come from the heart of a person.

7 Easy Ways to Encourage Innovation on Your Team

Ron Edmondson

Most leaders want to lead an innovative organization. As leaders, we can’t force innovation. We can’t mandate innovative people. And, if our people haven’t been innovative in a while, then there may not be much innovation going on in our world. Innovation, in its purest form, means change, and while change can be forced upon people, the best changes, the kind that make an organization excellent, come from the heart of a person.

4 Ways to Build an Innovative Team

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One of the most common questions I get asked by senior managers is “How can we find more innovative people?” Yet in researching my book, Mapping Innovation , I found that most great innovators were nothing like the mercurial stereotype. The biggest misconception about innovation is that it’s about ideas. So the first step to building an innovative team is to hire people interested in the problems you need to solve.

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. At the heart of it, being a great leader (and ultimately a great boss) is about how effectively you can […]. Career Management Latest News & Insights Leadership What We're Reading book review leadership productivity

The Fearless Organization

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Creating psychological safety is essential in a world where innovation, integrity, and renewal can make the difference between success and failure. In The Fearless Organization , Amy Edmondson explains what psychological safety is and what it isn’t and how we can create in our organizations. Edmondson divides the process into three steps which she covers in detail: Setting the Stage, Inviting Participation, and Responding Productively. Creativity & Innovation

7 Traits Needed to Effectively Lead Change

Ron Edmondson

The post 7 Traits Needed to Effectively Lead Change appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Change Church Church Revitalization Innovation LeadershipIf you want to be in leadership get comfortable with change. The best leaders have the traits to effectively lead change.

First Look: Leadership Books for August 2017

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The Innovation Code : The Creative Power of Constructive Conflict by Jeff DeGraff and Staney DeGraff. The Mythical Leader : The Seven Myths of Leadership by Ron Edmondson. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in August. The Mood Elevator : Take Charge of Your Feelings, Become a Better You by Larry Senn. The Code of Trust : An American Counterintelligence Expert's Five Rules to Lead and Succeed by Robin Dreeke and Cameron Stauth.

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Revealing Leadership Insights From Thinkers50

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From blue ocean strategy to Michael Porter’s five forces, Vijay Govindarajan’s reverse innovation to Richard D’Aveni’s hypercompetition, great thinkers and their ideas directly effect how companies are run and how business people think about and practice business. And, the winner of the 2013 Thinkers50, Clay Christensen, now sees his ideas of disruptive innovation used and applied by managers in their relentless quest for competitive advantage.

Invent Now – Tweak Later

Ron Edmondson

Apparently, it takes time for innovation to ultimately find it’s true destination. We should not be afraid of small doses of innovation. We often need a fresh dose of innovation. The post Invent Now – Tweak Later appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Change Innovation LeadershipI remember reading once that the can opener came almost 50 years after the tin can. Wow, had you ever read that?

How Ideas Are Received On A Healthy Team

Ron Edmondson

The post How Ideas Are Received On A Healthy Team appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Church Church Revitalization Innovation LeadershipHealthy teams allow every idea a chance to live. Initially, there are no bad ideas. The healthiest teams don’t contain a built in idea killer or a system that shuts them down before their time. That’s because good leaders know ideas need a chance to breathe. They need to be stretched and prodded and examined.

Where Have All the Questions Gone?

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This usually means that they will not ask for clarity, request feedback, or wonder about something that is innovative or new. Edmondson coined the term psychological safety to capture the degree to which people believe their environment is conducive to taking these risks. For questions that promote diversity, innovation and challenge, consider asking: Have I included everyone’s opinion, even those that are dissenting?

Where Many New Ideas Come From

Ron Edmondson

We have to be open to them and we must be brainstorming as we work; looking for key places we can innovate, explore and grow as individuals and organizations. But if you want to learn to innovate, if your organization needs changes, if you need some new ideas – often when you do more you’ll discover more. The post Where Many New Ideas Come From appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Change Innovation LeadershipWhere do new ideas come from?

Three Common Fears of Every Young Leader

Ron Edmondson

The post Three Common Fears of Every Young Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Innovation Jesus Kingdom I’m convinced. After years mentoring younger leaders, there is something all of us leaders with more experience need to know. Every young leader shares some common fears. Granted, I’ve mostly worked with young male leaders (and I am the parent of boys), but I suspect these fears aren’t gender exclusive.

5 Step Process to Write a Simple, but Achievable Life Plan

Ron Edmondson

The post 5 Step Process to Write a Simple, but Achievable Life Plan appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Change Encouragement Innovation Leadership Life Plan Here’s a simple, step-by-step process to writing a life plan. If you don’t know me, you wouldn’t know that I prefer simple. If it’s complicated or too involved, I’ll opt out quickly. That’s my goal here. (I

Life Cycles of an Organization: And the Team That Leads Them

Ron Edmondson

I can live in the finisher role for a time if it involves development or innovation, but I always drift back to starting something new. The post Life Cycles of an Organization: And the Team That Leads Them appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Innovation Leadership Organizational LeadershipEvery organization has a life cycle. In fact, over time an organization will likely be many separate cycles. I have written about organizational life cycles before.

5 Personal Reflection Questions to End a Year and Start Another

Ron Edmondson

The post 5 Personal Reflection Questions to End a Year and Start Another appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Innovation Leadership Life PlanI’m a reflective person. This time of year, when we start to see all the “best of” reflections online and in the news, I like to do my own personal reflection. How was the year? What can we learn from it? How can I do better next year? I think its a great exercise. Perhaps you need a little help getting started.

5 Quandaries of Leading Creative People

Ron Edmondson

The post 5 Quandaries of Leading Creative People appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Church Church Planting Church Revitalization Innovation LeadershipI love having creative people on teams I lead, but, honestly, they can make leading much messier. Leading creatives can be difficult. In case you’re wondering, here’s the top Google definition of a creative: relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.

A Guaranteed Way to Have the Best New Year Ever

Ron Edmondson

The post A Guaranteed Way to Have the Best New Year Ever appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Encouragement God Innovation Life Plan Do you want to guarantee your success in the new year? If you could figure out a way, that’d be worth it, right? Here’s a Biblical example of how to have the best year ever. The Lord said to Abram: Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house. to the land that I will show you.

4 Reasons Leadership Development Doesn’t Occur

Ron Edmondson

The post 4 Reasons Leadership Development Doesn’t Occur appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Innovation Leadership Ministry Organizational Leadership Team Leadership Most churches admit they need more leaders. I have never met a pastor who would say they didn’t need more leaders, but I’ve met hundreds who are desperate for new leaders. The Bible says to make disciples. That’s should be our goal for every believer in the church.

Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Harvard Business

Amy Edmondson, professor at Harvard Business School, first identified the concept of psychological safety in work teams in 1999. Edmondson is the author of the new book “The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth.” Since then, she has observed how companies with a trusting workplace perform better. Psychological safety isn’t about being nice, she says.

3 Places to Find New Church Leaders

Ron Edmondson

The post 3 Places to Find New Church Leaders appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Church Church Planting Church Revitalization Innovation Leadership Organizational LeadershipI was working with a church recently facing a growth barrier. They have experienced rapid growth and now the staff is stretched beyond what they can do. There are holes of responsibilities not being filled. My opinion — and they agree — is they can’t continue growing unless something changes.

Leadership Advice: Be Careful Making Decisions from an Ivory Tower

Ron Edmondson

The post Leadership Advice: Be Careful Making Decisions from an Ivory Tower appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Church Innovation Leadership Team LeadershipI was talking with with a pastor recently. He has made some decisions he feels are best for the church. In listening to him, I think he’s probably making good decisions. They are needed from the perspective of where he sits in the organization of the church. His next step was to present the changes to the church.

8 Common Emotions of Change – and How to Deal with Them

Ron Edmondson

The post 8 Common Emotions of Change – and How to Deal with Them appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Change Church Innovation LeadershipI speak frequently to pastors and ministry leaders – and some business groups – about leading healthy change. Every time I mention one thing any leader attempting change needs to understand – the emotions of change. You cannot lead successfully if you do not understand every change has an emotion.

5 Words of Encouragement to the Church Planter or Young Leader

Ron Edmondson

The post 5 Words of Encouragement to the Church Planter or Young Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Church Church Planting Church Revitalization God Innovation Jesus Kingdom Leadership Recently I was able to share some encouragement with church planters in Chicago. Having been a planter twice, I understand the unique challenges facing planters. They are constantly struggling with leadership issues, finances and simply knowing what to do next. I get it.

3 Common Fears of Every Young Leader

Ron Edmondson

The post 3 Common Fears of Every Young Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Innovation JesusI’m convinced. After years mentoring younger leaders, there is something all of us leaders with more experience need to know. Every young leader shares some common fears. Granted, I’ve mostly worked with young male leaders (and I am the parent of boys), but I suspect these fears aren’t gender exclusive. And, they aren’t talked about much – or even admitted.

10 Problems with Doing the Best You Know How To Do

Ron Edmondson

The post 10 Problems with Doing the Best You Know How To Do appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Business Church Church Planting Innovation Leadership Life Plan Years ago in a company I owned, there was a young man who worked for me who had tremendous potential. I believed in him so much that I personally invested in him and paid special attention to him. I thought his future with our company was worth the extra time.

What You Can Do To Be Productive On A Snow Day

Ron Edmondson

The post What You Can Do To Be Productive On A Snow Day appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Innovation Leadership Life Plan Ministry We had a snow day this week. As I type this, actually two snow days. Who knows if there will be more? If you’re wired like me, a snow day can be very disruptive to what you hoped would be a productive week.

Leading in a Time of Crisis – Top Tips from Dozens of Practitioners

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Ron Edmondson Consultant, Pastor, Teacher Mustard Seed Ministry Consulting Communication Communicate. And innovate, innovate, innovate. Virtually everyone faces a new normal today. If you lead people, you face additional challenges. None of us have all the answers. Perhaps together though, we may develop great solutions. We’re here to help. Here is a list of recommendations from people leadership practitioners.

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10 Problems with Doing the Best You Know How To Do

Ron Edmondson

The post 10 Problems with Doing the Best You Know How To Do appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Business Church Planting Innovation Leadership Life PlanYears ago in a company we owned, there was a young man who worked for me who had tremendous potential. I believed in him so much I personally invested in him and paid special attention to him. I thought his future with our company was worth the extra time.

3 Ways to Help Creatives On Your Team Flourish

Ron Edmondson

The post 3 Ways to Help Creatives On Your Team Flourish appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Church Innovation LeadershipThere are some lessons we only learn the hard way. One of those for me has to do with working with creatives. I used to think when leading creatives, the key was to free them to create. I gave huge blank slates, allowed them to dream, and gave them very few parameters of what I was thinking.

8 Ways to Deal With the Emotions of Change

Ron Edmondson

The post 8 Ways to Deal With the Emotions of Change appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Change Innovation Leadership Ministry In previous posts I shared about the way people respond to change. One post share the “ Absolute Most Common Objection to Change “ Another post share “ 7 Common Emotions to Change “ And, there were actually 8 emotions. With each post I was asked for some feedback on how to address those reactions.

5 Real Reasons Most Dreams Never Come True.

Ron Edmondson

appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Call to Ministry Innovation Life Plan Ministry I talk to a lot of frustrated people in my work. I meet a lot of people chasing after something — yet never seeming to find what they are seeking. I think many times — and most of us are prone to doing this — we make excuses rather better than we make progress. And there are reasons that is the case. Here are 5 of the real reasons most dreams never come true: People quit trying.

The Number One Reason People Resist Change

Ron Edmondson

The post The Number One Reason People Resist Change appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Change Innovation LeadershipAfter years of leading change I’ve discovered some things about the process. One of those discoveries is change will face resistance. All change. Surprised by this revelation? Not if you’ve actually ever led change. If the change has any value someone will not agree – at least initially. It’s almost human nature at work.