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7 Thoughts on Managing Conflict as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

Part of the leader’s job is to learn to better manage conflict rather than attempting to kill them. Here are 7 thoughts for leaders managing conflict on a team: Interfere sparingly – I try not to take sides in conflict anymore than I have to, even when I have my own opinion.

7 “BE’s” of Effective Leadership and Management

Ron Edmondson

In this post, I’m including the term management. Whether you lead or manage a large or small organization – or a church – there are principles for being effective, which work with leadership or management, These I call the “Be” principle. Effective leaders and managers learn to manage their “BE” Here are 7: Be aware. Let them know you – as a person outside of the role as leader or manager.

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7 Things I Learned about Leadership from a Poor Management Experience

Ron Edmondson

I was in college, but serving in a junior management for a large department store. How did “management” handle the issue? The morning after the arrival of our new case of extenders, a memo was sent to all area managers, in every department, throughout the store.

How Leaders Create Effective Teams

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Edmondson: Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy. Kevin Sheridan: The Virtual Manager: Cutting-Edge Solutions for Hiring, Managing, Motivating, and Engaging Mobile Employees. Books Business Coaching Communication Leadership Work life amy edmondson global organizations knowledge economy leading teams sharing knowledge teaming teams trustTeaming has a positive effect on people's experience at work.

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Do You Want a Leader or a Manager?

Ron Edmondson

You want someone to manage. Many times we hire a leader when really we want a manager…and vice-versa. They wanted a person to manage the complicated and man-made operations they currently have in place. Do you want a leader or a manager? (By Managers guide systems.

4 Suggestions for Managing the Highs and Lows of Ministry

Ron Edmondson

The post 4 Suggestions for Managing the Highs and Lows of Ministry appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Pastoring can be an emotional roller coaster at times. You have a great Sunday and then the critics seem to come out on Monday morning. (Or Or Sunday walking out of church.).

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! Jeremy graduated from college and started working full-time for the ministry Soles4Souls, where he is social media manager.

Managing People on a Sinking Ship

Harvard Business Review

When your business is facing declining sales, a potential buy-out, or even certain closure, how do you manage people who are likely panicking about their future? In a crisis, you may think you need a whole new set of management approaches. But don’t throw out your Management 101 book quite yet. Good management is good management. There is often a short window of opportunity to do something differently,” Edmondson says. says Edmondson.

10 Prayers Every Wife Should Pray for Her Husband

Ron Edmondson

Dear Lord, Please help him to learn and manage healthy balance – between work, family, and play. The post 10 Prayers Every Wife Should Pray for Her Husband appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

Energy Managment

Linked 2 Leadership

Therefore, becoming fully engaged human beings requires that we actively manage and optimize these four energy sources. The first step to managing our energy begins with plugging the energy leaks and drains. So how are you doing in managing your energy?

7 Questions Leaders Should Use Often

Ron Edmondson

One Contrast Between Leaders and Managers. The post 7 Questions Leaders Should Use Often appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Questions are a powerful tool for every leader. The greatest leaders I know ask lots of questions.

Revealing Leadership Insights From Thinkers50

Tanveer Naseer

State of the art management and leadership techniques are continually evolving. 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.

7 Suggestions to Motivate the Leaders on Your Team

Ron Edmondson

In fact, one way to tell the difference in a potential good leader and a good manager is the amount of risk he or she is willing to assume. One difference in managers and leaders is that managers like (and need) to bring structure. Have you ever wondered how to motivate a leader?

Top Leadership Experts to Follow in 2015

Modern Servant Leader

Whether you need a leadership and management expert for yourself or your team, you’ll find someone great below. 2 43,900 26,300 471 Ken Blanchard Leadership Speaker, Leadership/Business Guru, and Author of over 50 books, including The One Minute Manager.

7 Ways to Make Yourself Invaluable to a Team

Ron Edmondson

One of my first managers frequently reminded us no one is irreplaceable. The post 7 Ways to Make Yourself Invaluable to a Team appeared first on Ron Edmondson. He would use the illustration of placing your hands in a bucket and then pulling them out.

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12 Leadership Principles of Jesus

Ron Edmondson

No micro-management it appears. The post 12 Leadership Principles of Jesus appeared first on Ron Edmondson. These Inspire Me There are many leaders I admire who have influenced my own leadership.

10 Times You Don’t Need Leadership

Ron Edmondson

You don’t need leadership to manage current systems. The post 10 Times You Don’t Need Leadership appeared first on Ron Edmondson. You don’t need leadership if there is no risk involved. You don’t need leadership to maintain status quo.

7 Hidden Costs of Attempting to Eliminate Risk

Ron Edmondson

Risk is a reality to be managed not a problem to be avoided. The post 7 Hidden Costs of Attempting to Eliminate Risk appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Every leader I know attempts to limit a certain amount of risk when making decisions or leading change.

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Are You Ready to be a Leader?

Ron Edmondson

appeared first on Ron Edmondson. 7 Thoughts on Managing Conflict as a Leader. I had a young man ask me recently, “Do you think I’m ready to be a leader?” ” I said: Great question. Glad you’re asking.

3 Critical Ways Every Leader Must Spend Time

Ron Edmondson

I believe the larger an organization grows or the leader’s responsibilities expand the more time must be spent on this aspect of time management. The post 3 Critical Ways Every Leader Must Spend Time appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

10 Times You Don’t Need a Leader

Ron Edmondson

The other person was an operation manager. You don’t need a leader to manage current systems. The post 10 Times You Don’t Need a Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I talk a lot about leadership. A mentor of mine says everything rises and falls on leadership. (I

10 Things Which Drive Me Crazy in Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Bully management – Some leaders get their way from force. 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.

5 Situations You May Need to Micromanage

Ron Edmondson

The People on Your Team I prefer to be a macro-manager. There are times, however, where more micro-management may be needed by senior leadership. The post 5 Situations You May Need to Micromanage appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

Sometimes It’s Not a Systems Problem – Identifying the Real Issue

Ron Edmondson

In one of my first vocational leadership roles, I managed a large retail division of a major department store. The division had several departments within it and each department had a separate department manager. Most of the departments were efficient, profitable, and easy to manage.

7 Popular Myths about Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Leadership and management are the same thing. Management is more about maintaining efficiency within a predetermined destination. The post 7 Popular Myths about Leadership appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

5 Ways to Fight Insecurity

Ron Edmondson

His church expects a lot from him – leading the church, preaching great messages, visiting the sick (and the well), managing a budget, and seeing the baptistry consistently in use – just to name a few things. The post 5 Ways to Fight Insecurity appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

7 Reasons Leaders Tend to Quit Your Organization

Ron Edmondson

Leaders don’t need managing as much as they need releasing. The post 7 Reasons Leaders Tend to Quit Your Organization appeared first on Ron Edmondson. If any organization expects to grow, they need to attract, develop and retain quality leaders. Any argument with that statement?

Leader, if it’s driving you crazy…

Ron Edmondson

The post Leader, if it’s driving you crazy… appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Are You a Leader or Manager? Leader, if it is “driving you crazy…” (Which is a phrase I often hear leaders say…). You have two options: Do something about it.

Handle Little Things Before They Become Big Things

Ron Edmondson

As I expected, within minutes every manager in the store, easily identified by their store shirts and badges, were on the scene – making sure the man was okay and the spill was throughly handled. I’m not suggesting a leader be a micro-manager.

20 Top Leadership Tips…in Tweet Length

Ron Edmondson

Tips For Managing Stress. The post 20 Top Leadership Tips…in Tweet Length appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

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An Often Necessary Meeting No Leader Wants to Have, But Should Consider

Ron Edmondson

The post An Often Necessary Meeting No Leader Wants to Have, But Should Consider appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Does Your Organization Produce Innovative Leaders or Managed Followers?

5 Reasons Leaders Tend to Micromanage

Ron Edmondson

There are times to manage closely, such as when you’re protecting a vision, but for the most part it disrupts progress more than it promotes. They become more strong-arm managers than visionary leaders.

7 Attributes of Success as an Organization

Ron Edmondson

Share This: Related posts: 3 Activities Every Organization Must Have For Success 3 Critical Aspects of Planning for Future Growth Don’t Be Afraid of Good Management Leaders Encourage Their Organization to Victory! Every Organization Needs Some Good Bad Ideas 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.

7 Ways to Keep a Leader on Your Team

Ron Edmondson

Good managers are comfortable maintaining progress, but a leader needs to be leading change. The post 7 Ways to Keep a Leader on Your Team appeared first on Ron Edmondson. One of the biggest challenges for any organization is to attract and retain leaders.

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7 Indicators It’s Time for Change in Organizational Structure

Ron Edmondson

I love what Andy Stanley says about “a tension to be managed, not a problem to be solved” Good organizations have some of those. It’s harder to manage many events than it is one. I’ve been a leader in an almost 200 year old company and a new business.

5 Characteristics of the Antiquated Leader

Ron Edmondson

Share your story… Share This: Related posts: 10 Characteristics of Good Leadership (Expanded Version) 10 Characteristics of a Healthy Organization or Team Managing in Today’s Workplace 7 Characteristics of the Backside of Leadership Are You A Credible Leader? 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.

12 Leadership Principles of Jesus That Inspire Me

Ron Edmondson

No micro-management it appears. The post 12 Leadership Principles of Jesus That Inspire Me appeared first on Ron Edmondson. There are many leaders I admire who have influenced my own leadership.

3 Inexpensive Ways to Develop as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

Even in the smallest communities, someone owns (or manages) the local grocery store or serves as the bank brach manager. In these meetings I’m trying to learn leadership and management practices – not theology. These can be mid-level managers or senior executives.

What experience does for you…

Ron Edmondson

The post What experience does for you… appeared first on Ron Edmondson. 7 Things I Learned from a Poor Management Experience. You are never the same… After a major stretching moment in leadership…in life…you never stretch back the same.

Saying No as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

The post Saying No as a Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Are You a Leader or Manager? Leader… Gain the courage to say no… You need that ability… It will save you future headaches and heartaches. It will protect your family. It will protect your leadership.