10 Characteristics of God Leadership | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

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.

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. I think my experience can help with a broad range of leadership issues.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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.

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

Ron Edmondson

You know the kind… I talk weekly to ministers serving on church staffs around the country who are struggling with the leadership of the church where they serve, mainly because of the leadership…or lack thereof…coming from senior leadership in the church. Perhaps you understand… I decided, since I have such awesome Twitter followers…and most people have an idea of what they think successful leadership looks like…that I’d put the subject to the test.

7 Ways to Ensure Your Email Gets Read | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

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.

Where My Best Ideas Come From | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

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.

How Leaders Create Effective Teams

Coaching Tip

Imagine all of this work occurring in iterative, self-regulating cycles of improvement and innovation that guarantee organizational success. Leadership Actions Can Promote Teaming. It takes leadership to adhere to process discipline and to help people remember to explore and experiment. In short, leadership is needed to help groups build shared understanding and to coordinate action: Action 1: Frame the situation for learning.

Team 118

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.

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

Ron Edmondson

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.

First Look: Leadership Books for August 2017

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in August. 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. Build your leadership library with these specials on over 39 titles. The Mood Elevator : Take Charge of Your Feelings, Become a Better You by Larry Senn.

Books 163

Revealing Leadership Insights From Thinkers50

Tanveer Naseer

State of the art management and leadership techniques are continually evolving. 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. In The Innovator’s Dilemma , he looked at why companies struggle with radical innovation in their markets.

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.

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

Top Leadership Experts to Follow in 2015

Modern Servant Leader

Are you looking for the top leadership experts to follow in 2015? Maybe you need a leadership development expert or public speaker. Whether you need a leadership and management expert for yourself or your team, you’ll find someone great below. Innovation Advocate. of the Center for the Development of Evangelical Leadership @GCTS_Charlotte. link] 1 1,871 1,691 453 Bianca JuarezOlthoff Leadership, Ministry Preacher. Leadership Expert.

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. Ron Edmondson This is a challenging post Mike. One thing that jumps out at me is that choosing to have a “bad&# attitude is the exact opposite of leadership–it’s about serving oneself.

The Fearless Organization

Leading Blog

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. Psychological safety is not about taking all of the bumps and ruts out of the road (which sadly is becoming more and more prevalent in leadership thought today). Creativity & Innovation

4 Reasons Leadership Development Doesn’t Occur

Ron Edmondson

But, the process of doing church requires leadership. One way to grow a church is to expand the leadership base. And, one way to ensure a church doesn’t grow is to limit leadership development. Without leadership progress stalls. Pride – When current leadership doesn’t believe anyone coming along could do as good of a job as they are doing — they will cease to develop new leaders. Related posts: Leadership Development for Dummies.

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.

Blog 324

7 Things That Weaken Leadership

Ron Edmondson

If we can begin to identify what interrupts strong leadership, we can become better leaders. I have personally experienced some things in my own life that weaken my leadership. Here are 7 things that weaken leadership: Distractions – As leaders, we do our best work when we are pointing people toward worthy visions. Some would say that’s precisely what leadership does. Fear – Risk is involved in every leadership decision.

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. Here are 5 ways I expand my leadership potential? The leader who sees him or herself as more of an instigator of growth rather than a provider of it is more likely to see the organization’s leadership expand.

7 Things Which Weaken Good Leadership

Ron Edmondson

If we can begin to identify what interrupts the effectiveness of our leadership, we can become better leaders. I have personally experienced some things in my own life whigh weaken my leadership. Here are 7 things whigh weaken good leadership: Distractions. Some would say this is precisely what leadership does. Risk is involved in every leadership decision. Leadership is taking people to an unknown. Leadership involves a sense of urgency.

Freedom Passes – The New Math of Leadership

Ron Edmondson

I think there is a leadership principle here. It’s the new math of leadership. The post Freedom Passes – The New Math of Leadership appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Business Change Church Planting Innovation Leadership Organizational Leadership Team LeadershipWhen I was in school I had a love-hate relationship with math. I loved doing math – working to find an answer to a problem. In fact, I was pretty good at it.

Tortoise and Hare Principle in Organizational Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Now, before you think I’m awful, the reason I share is that it reminded me of an important leadership principle. The post Tortoise and Hare Principle in Organizational Leadership appeared first on Ron Edmondson. 7 Elements of a Strategy for a New Leadership Position. Church Planting Church Revitalization Innovation Leadership Ministry A few years ago I was running in Philadelphia. It is one of my favorite cities in which to run.

Leadership Advice: Be Careful Making Decisions from an Ivory Tower

Ron Edmondson

It’s easy in leadership to forget real people have to implement your decisions. 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.

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?

Trout 74

3 Simple Steps to Reproduce Church Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Sometimes we complicate things in leadership. In fact, finding new leaders – in theory at least – may be one of the easier issues to solve in leadership. The key is having a strategy of leadership reproduction in place and actually working it. How does your church reproduce leadership? The post 3 Simple Steps to Reproduce Church Leadership appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Church Innovation LeadershipIt is called discipleship.

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.

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. Here are 5 ways I expand my leadership potential? Now, first, I surround myself with people smarter than me about their area of expertise, but they make my leadership better. 12 Killers of Good Leadership.

7 Intangible, Seemingly Unproductive Actions Valuable in Leadership

Ron Edmondson

I’ll admit, even though I know this in my leadership knowledge, I have to discipline myself to practice them sometimes. Let me share some examples from my own leadership. What could be happening in our leadership if we spent more time praying? Sometimes leadership is as simple as believing in others more than they believe in themselves. Honestly, that is one thing that has made Twitter valuable in leadership.

7 Seemingly Unproductive Actions Which Are Valuable in Leadership

Ron Edmondson

I’ll admit, even though this is in my leadership knowledge, I have to discipline myself to practice them sometimes. Let me share some examples from my own leadership. What could be happening in our leadership if we spent more time praying for the work before we do the work? Sometimes leadership is as simple as believing in others more than they believe in themselves. Honestly, this is one thing which has made Twitter valuable in leadership.

7 Examples of Tough, But Smart Leadership Decisions

Ron Edmondson

Leadership is tough. They want to be effective and for people to appreciate and value their leadership. There are many examples of tough, but smart leadership decisions. 7 examples of some tough but smart leadership decisions: If the answer is going to be no. Leadership involves power and every leader is tempted at some time to use that power in revenge. But, some of the best leadership discoveries I have made came with untested people.

Attempting to Eliminate Risk in Leadership

Ron Edmondson

If you want to eliminate risk from leadership… Here’s what you have to accept: It will be expensive – You’ll have to eliminate every thing which could go wrong. I’m not saying it won’t, I’m just questioning how practical that really is and really whether or not that’s even leadership. Leadership by application involves risk. I’m not trying to stop you from trying to eliminate risk in leadership.

4 Times Leaders Must Strategically Introduce Change

Ron Edmondson

I try to always be strategic in leadership. All leadership involves change. I love risk and there is no leadership without risk. One mistake in leadership is for the leader to think only about how he or she views the decision and not how the decision affects other people.

7 Traits Needed to Effectively Lead Change

Ron Edmondson

If you want to be in leadership get comfortable with change. Effective change is one of the best forms of art in the field of leadership. The post 7 Traits Needed to Effectively Lead Change appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

My 7 Part Strategy for a New Leadership Position

Ron Edmondson

I wanted people to feel comfortable with me and trust my leadership, so I think they needed to see me frequently – even more so in the beginning days of my pastorate. People wanted to know where I was going with my leadership. The post My 7 Part Strategy for a New Leadership Position appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Change Church Church Revitalization Innovation LeadershipWhenever I enter a new position, I want to be strategic.

10 Most Admired Qualities in Leadership Today

Ron Edmondson

Here, in my opinion, are the most admired qualities in leadership these days: Servanthood – A willingness to do for others before (and if they never) do for you. Innovation – Finding new ways to do things. The post 10 Most Admired Qualities in Leadership Today appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Related posts: 7 Definitions for Stellar Leadership. In my experience, the type of leader who gets followed closest has some distinct characteristics.

7 Impractical Leadership Principles and Why I Use Them

Ron Edmondson

Honestly, good leadership isn’t always practical. Here are 7 impractical leadership principles I practice: I don’t make major decisions alone even if I have the authority. Plus, I’ve learned my best leadership from the mistakes I’ve made. What other impractical leadership principles have you seen? The post 7 Impractical Leadership Principles and Why I Use Them appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Business Church Innovation Leadership

How Some of the Best Discoveries Are Made – In Life and Leadership

Ron Edmondson

I use the discovery method in leadership too. In life and leadership. The post How Some of the Best Discoveries Are Made – In Life and Leadership appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Related posts: Dodging Geese Poop in Life and Leadership. Developing a Leadership Vocabulary. How to Guarantee No One Disagrees with Your Leadership. Leadership and Life Advice from My Mom. Encouragement Family Innovation Leadership Marriage

One of My Most Repeated Principles of Leadership – and Life – Which Can Make Your Life Better

Ron Edmondson

But, understanding this principle can dramatically improve every relationship in your life – and, if you’re a leader, it will improve your leadership – every time. The post One of My Most Repeated Principles of Leadership – and Life – Which Can Make Your Life Better appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Change Church Family Innovation Leadership Organizational LeadershipHow’s this for a title?

Where Have All the Questions Gone?

Lead Change Blog

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?

3 Leadership Lessons from Jesus' Recruitment Practices

Ron Edmondson

Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Ministry » Church » Bible » 3 Leadership Lessons from Jesus’ Recruitment Practices 3 Leadership Lessons from Jesus’ Recruitment Practices January 31, 2011 in Bible , Innovation , Jesus , Leadership , Organizational Leadership , Team Leadership with 8 Comments I was reading John Chapter One recently and noticed something helpful in leadership.

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?