Strategies for Learning from Failure

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Edmondson for the Harvard Business Review blog. Edmondson Failure and fault are virtually inseparable few organizations have shifted to a culture of psychological safety in which the rewards of learning from failure can be fully realized Harvard Business Review blog HBR email alerts Strategies for Learning from Failure The Blame Game the Technology and Operations Management unit at Harvard Business School thinking about failure the wrong way

7 Results When I’m Tired – 7 Remedies

Ron Edmondson

Many leaders try to operate from an exhausted position and never realize they are the problem on the team. The post 7 Results When I’m Tired – 7 Remedies appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

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Reflecting on David Garvin’s Imprint on Management

Harvard Business

I’ll fast-forward through the next decade, when Garvin, trained in operations, helped to answer the question much of America was obsessed with at the time: How Japanese automakers could make higher-quality, more-reliable cars than Americans, while charging less for them. A follow-up article, coauthored with Amy Edmondson and Francesca Gino, delved more deeply into such issues as psychological safety, openness to new ideas, and leadership attention.

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But Does Collaboration Really Work?

Lead Change Blog

Of course, there were some great books such as those by Morton Hansen, Amy Edmondson, and Ron Ricci. Collaboration is not a “nice to have” set of soft values, but a strategic way of operation which can advantageously negotiate the complex business environment we live in. Does collaboration really work? That seems to be the question. The simple answer is: it depends.

Moose Mess: Boeing’s Culture May Have Caused Those Tragic Crashes

The Practical Leader

In the wake of two fatal crashes of Boeing’s new 737 Max jets, Harvard Business School professor and author of a new book on creating psychological safety in the workplace, Amy Edmondson, published an article on Boeing and the Importance of Encouraging Employees to Speak Up. She writes, “The accidents and the resulting media attention together create a real wake-up call for Boeing… what’s required, however, is more than operational fixes.

7 Courageous Leadership Traits

Ron Edmondson

They operate in faith. The post 7 Courageous Leadership Traits appeared first on Ron Edmondson. There are many courageous leaders in our world today. Certainly coming to mind are the military and emergency personnel who serve faithfully everyday. I’m living again in a military town (I grew up here) and their willingness to go into harm’s way to protect us always inspires me. In my experience, it takes courage to lead an organizational effectively too.

7 Barriers to Growth Every Leader Needs to Eliminate Today

Ron Edmondson

Just like the people they lead, they become protective of the way things operate. The post 7 Barriers to Growth Every Leader Needs to Eliminate Today appeared first on Ron Edmondson. As a consultant and senior leader, I have had multiple opportunities to come into a church or organization, assess where things are, identify barriers to growth, and offer suggestions to address them. This type thinking actually fuels me as a leader, so let me know if I can help you.).

A Leadership Experiment – The Little Things Matter

Ron Edmondson

They were a great group of people who were passionate about reaching the lost, but they had begun to neglect some of the little things to keep a church operating. The post A Leadership Experiment – The Little Things Matter appeared first on Ron Edmondson. In making a first impression the little things matter. When a visitor shows up on one of our church campuses for the first time the little things matter.

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

Ron Edmondson

But on successful teams, all three are operating together within a life cycle. The post Life Cycles of an Organization: And the Team That Leads Them appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Every 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. But I have observed another dynamic within these life cycles.

19 Key Leadership Competencies & Behaviors from 29 Top Experts

Miles Anthony Smith

Donald Cooper ( Business Speaker & Coach ) One of the challenges that I see with my Biz Coaching clients in over 40 industries around the world is that they over-complicate the simple stuff, often in order to avoid making a decision, and they over-simplify complex stuff to avoid digging into the real basic causes for their market-related, operational and management challenges. Ron Edmondson ( Leadership Expert ) Intentionality Dale Carnegie - How to Win Friends and Influence People.

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Have You Ever Been Placed in Leadership Time-Out?

Ron Edmondson

The leader operates more out fear or control than out of respect and empowerment. All Posts by Ron Edmondson | Personal Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Share By Email Leave a Reply: Click here to cancel reply. Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Leadership » Business » Have You Ever Been Placed in Leadership Time-Out? Have You Ever Been Placed in Leadership Time-Out?

Have You Every Been Placed in Leadership Time-Out?

Ron Edmondson

The leader operates more out fear or control than out of respect and empowerment. All Posts by Ron Edmondson | Personal Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Share By Email Leave a Reply: Click here to cancel reply. Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Leadership » Business » Have You Ever Been Placed in Leadership Time-Out? Have You Ever Been Placed in Leadership Time-Out?

What Happens When I’m tired – and 7 Remedies

Ron Edmondson

Many leaders try to operate from an exhausted position and never realize they are the problem on the team. The post What Happens When I’m tired – and 7 Remedies appeared first on Ron Edmondson. When I’m tired: I can be irritable and harder to please. I become irrational about the flaws in others. I have difficulty concentrating. I display less patience and get frustrated easily. I’m less effective. My leadership suffers. Our team suffers.

Five Reasons People aren’t Volunteering at Your Church

Ron Edmondson

The post Five Reasons People aren’t Volunteering at Your Church appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Operation Serve Sign Ups This Sunday. Do you need more preschool workers to serve children? Do you need more greeters to greet? Do you need more ushers to…ush? If so, you’re in familiar territory. I’ve never met a church that said, “You know…when it comes to volunteers, we’re good. We’ve got plenty. In fact, there’s a waiting list for the nursery.”.

When I’m tired…and remedies…

Ron Edmondson

Many leaders try to operate from an exhausted position and never realize they are the problem on the team. Gutsy Leaders Only Please… The post When I’m tired…and remedies… appeared first on Ron Edmondson. When I’m tired: I become irritable and harder to please. I see irrational flaws in others. I have difficulty concentrating. I have less patience and get frustrated easily. I’m less effective. I suffer. The team suffers.

10 Positive Paradigms in Church Leadership

Ron Edmondson

You recognize that it takes money to operate a church? The post 10 Positive Paradigms in Church Leadership appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I recently posted 10 dangerous paradigms in the church. Obviously, there are positive mindsets in the church also. I decided to share some from the perception of a pastor. Here are 10 positive paradigms in the church: We can do it Pastor – The “can do” attitude. Who can’t work with that?

4 Realities The Senior Leader Sets for Every Organization

Ron Edmondson

The Senior leader ultimately sets the speed by which the organization will operate. The post 4 Realities The Senior Leader Sets for Every Organization appeared first on Ron Edmondson. One reason leadership can make a person feel isolated is the weight of responsibility on the one who claims to be the senior leader in an organization.

7 Characteristics of the Backside of Leadership

Ron Edmondson

They make sure the team operates with a plan. The post 7 Characteristics of the Backside of Leadership appeared first on Ron Edmondson. One critical part of leadership is what I like to call the “backside of leadership.” ” It’s the part that is unseen. Or unknown at the time. It’s the unspoken, unclear, has-to-be-tested side of leadership. So critical. Years ago I had a leader I could never predict.

3 Critical Ways Every Leader Must Spend Time

Ron Edmondson

I find personally if I don’t operate with some scheduled time for current obligations I will get dreadfully behind and end up not being effective for anyone. The post 3 Critical Ways Every Leader Must Spend Time appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Time is one of the greatest assets of any leader. Learning to balance a leader’s time effectively is often a key in determining the level of success the leader attains.

5 Ways to Take Back an Already Delegated Project

Ron Edmondson

The culture of a healthy organization has everyone operating as a team. The post 5 Ways to Take Back an Already Delegated Project appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I’m a fan of delegation. In fact, I consider myself somewhat of a professional delegator, if there is such a thing. I certainly love to delegate. I think it makes the team stronger. As a leader, have you ever given away a project and wished you could take it back?

4 Tasks of the Senior Leader

Ron Edmondson

Velocity –The Senior leader sets the speed by which the organization will operate. The post 4 Tasks of the Senior Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. One reason leadership can make a person feel isolated is the weight of responsibility on the one who claims to be the senior leader in an organization.

A Critical Leadership Error and 4 Ways to Approach It

Ron Edmondson

One way to control pace is to operate under well-planned and executed written goals and objectives. The post A Critical Leadership Error and 4 Ways to Approach It appeared first on Ron Edmondson. There is one critical error most leaders make at some point. I make it frequently. If you’re leading – you probably do also. We forget that people are trying to follow. We get so caught up in our own world that we forget people we are trying to lead are trying to follow.

Leading Those Who Don't Want To Follow | N2Growth Blog

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If you crush the individual character and spirit of those who form your team, how can your team operate at its best? I mentioned an example of this in a comment on a recent Ron Edmondson post dealing with Leading People Older Than You.

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5 Words which Can Keep a Church From Growing

Ron Edmondson

When the body begins to think “this is my church”, it will soon start operating outside the complete power and utter dependency of the rightful owner. The post 5 Words which Can Keep a Church From Growing appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I’ve spent some time studying church growth – and church decline. I am frequently asked, especially by pastors in declining churches, what keeps a church from growing – what causes a church to decline.

A Leadership Experiment – The Little Things Matter

Ron Edmondson

They were a great group of people who were passionate about reaching the lost, but they had begun to neglect some of the little things to keep a church operating. The post A Leadership Experiment – The Little Things Matter appeared first on Ron Edmondson. In making a first impression – the little things matter. When a visitor shows up on our church campus for the first time – the little things matter.

7 Things the Church Can’t Do for the Pastor

Ron Edmondson

They can’t understand anymore than you can understand what it’s like to sit at their desk, or operate that machine they operate, or drive that police car or teach that classroom. The post 7 Things the Church Can’t Do for the Pastor appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Pastor, there are some things your church can’t do for you. They simply can’t. Please understand. I love the church. Greatly. I’m a local church guy.

10 Times You Don’t Need a Leader

Ron Edmondson

The other person was an operation manager. 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 I know he’s repeating someone else, but to me – he says it.) I have an advanced degree in leadership. I believe it’s an important subject – for organizations and the church. But, here’s the truth: You don’t always need a leader.

7 Of My Biggest Frustrations as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

But, in the mode of operation of the way we get things done, or how we accomplish our God-given vision, I think change is not only good – it’s vital for continued growth. The post 7 Of My Biggest Frustrations as a Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Spmeone once asked me what my “biggest frustration” is as a leader. As I thought about it, I had to be honest – I have lots.

5 Issues that Keep a Church from Growing

Ron Edmondson

Here are 5 issues that can keep a church from growing: Entitlement – When the body begins to think “this is my church”, it will soon start operating outside the complete power and utter dependency of the rightful owner. The post 5 Issues that Keep a Church from Growing appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I’ve spent some time studying church growth…and church decline.

5 Shared Characteristics Needed to do Church Planting or Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

All pastors and planters should operate under a calling of God, but it does appear to me that there are some unique qualifications for those who want to start a church or transition it to grow again. The post 5 Shared Characteristics Needed to do Church Planting or Church Revitalization appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Church planting is a difficult, but rewarding assignment in ministry. So is church revitalization.

5 Dangers of Explosive Growth and What to Do About It

Ron Edmondson

In spite of the constant demand due to growth, leaders must take time away from doing the work to evaluate and ensure operations are improved to maintain growth and momentum. The post 5 Dangers of Explosive Growth and What to Do About It appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I have been blessed to witness what I consider extremely fast growth in several churches since entering full-time vocational ministry.

Leadership in Marriage: I Now Pronounce You Leader and Co-Leader

Ron Edmondson

A Lieutenant in the US Navy and a 2010 Naval Academy graduate, he has been training and performing as an operational leader for more than ten years. The post Leadership in Marriage: I Now Pronounce You Leader and Co-Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. A Guest Post by Timothy Paul At the time of this writing, I have been married for ten months.

10 Ways To Be A Great Non-Profit Board Member

Ron Edmondson

There may be times when you need a more active role in day-to-day operations, but those should be rare — not a regular occurrence. The post 10 Ways To Be A Great Non-Profit Board Member appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I believe in public service and giving back to the community. While I was in the business world, serving in an elected office, and now in ministry I have continued to volunteer in the community in which I live.

3 Team-Killing Church Cultures by Ryan T. Hartwig and Warren Bird

Ron Edmondson

Leaders set crystal-clear mission, goals and priorities that guide team efforts and establish clear operating principles. Hartwig and Warren Bird appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Folks often preach the value of teams and try to instill teams in their churches, all the while cheerleading and propagating organizational cultural dynamics that squelch any possibility for those teams to thrive.

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A Critical Leadership Error and 4 Ways to Approach It

Ron Edmondson

One way to control pace and overall direction is to operate under well-planned and executed written goals and objectives. The post A Critical Leadership Error and 4 Ways to Approach It appeared first on Ron Edmondson. There is one critical error most leaders make at some point. I make it frequently. If you’re leading you probably do also. We forget people are trying to follow. We get so caught up in our own world we forget people we are trying to lead are trying to follow us.

Attitude Reflects Leadership

N2Growth Blog

Ron Edmondson This is a challenging post Mike.

To Be A Kingdom Building Pastor Today — You MUST…

Ron Edmondson

Banks don’t operate like that anymore. You knew they took resources from the community to operate their programs — but you didn’t know how they gave anything back. The post To Be A Kingdom Building Pastor Today — You MUST… appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I love this picture. I saw it on Mark Jobe’s Facebook page. Mark is a pastor of a church I greatly admire in Chicago.

7 Ways to Make Fast Decisions When Time Isn’t Available

Ron Edmondson

God created us for community – and we are better when we operate within His plan. The post 7 Ways to Make Fast Decisions When Time Isn’t Available appeared first on Ron Edmondson. There are those moments in leadership when you have to make quick decisions. And, like every decision a leader makes, the decision impact others. These are decisions which are hard to make with plenty of time to make them. Decisions which will be hard to reverse.

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Ron Edmondson : Ron is smart, authentic, approachable and he posts as frequently if not more than most in the leadership space.

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The Myth of a Pastor

Ron Edmondson

It becomes the anthem of our new existence, resulting in a Gospel-spirituality that operates out of the same daily, honest confession of neediness. The post The Myth of a Pastor appeared first on Ron Edmondson. This is a guest post by Nathan Joyce. Nathan is the senior pastor at Heartland Worship Center (www.heartlandworship.com) in Paducah, KY. He received his Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in pastoral care and counseling.

7 Thoughts on Managing Conflict as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

I have found, also through experience, the more aligned we are around a shared, common vision, the less we conflict and the more healthy the team operates together. The post 7 Thoughts on Managing Conflict as a Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. As a leader, there are many times I feel like the mediator between opposing viewpoints. I’m steering our team towards a common, shared vision, but there are a myriad of opinions in how we accomplish the vision.

7 Ways I Protect My Sabbath – A Challenge For My Pastor Friends

Ron Edmondson

I delegate well so that when I’m gone I know things will continue to operate efficiently. The post 7 Ways I Protect My Sabbath – A Challenge For My Pastor Friends appeared first on Ron Edmondson. This is a hard word for some pastors, but after a recent post I was asked about how I protect my Sabbath. That’s a great question, because many pastors struggle in this area.

5 Suggestions to Make Family Time More Effective

Ron Edmondson

Just as adults may have a plan for their career or finances, parents need a plan for operating their home. The post 5 Suggestions to Make Family Time More Effective appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Frankly, I wish it happened more often, but I am always encouraged when it does. Occasionally a young father will come to me wanting to know how to be a better husband or father.