5 Mature Ways for a Leader to Respond Under Stress

Ron Edmondson

Every organization and team has times where everyone is stretched, stress abounds, and even times where it seems things are going backwards for a while. It could be internal or external issues causing the stressful times. There will always be temptations to give up under stress.

7 General Suggestions for Handling Stress in Life and Leadership

Ron Edmondson

The world is stressful. If anything, life seems more stressful today than even a few years ago. How do we handle the stress of daily living? Here are 7 general suggestions for handling stress: Have a greater purpose than today. Stress attacks weakness.

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A 4 Step, Simple Strategy To Have a Less Stress-Filled Life

Ron Edmondson

Are you ever stressed? We can never remove all the issues of our life that bring us stress. We have to somehow learn to navigate our lives through stress. Here are 4 steps to a less stressed life: Get a set of index cards. Talk about stress.) Silly question, right?

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7 Specific Suggestions for Dealing with Stress in Life and Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Stress is very much a part of life. Having traveled to many cultures, however, I think we may sometimes “specialize” in stress in America. It almost seems we look for ways to bring more stress in our life. Yesterday, I shared some general ways to deal with stress.

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7 Specific Ways I Deal with Stress

Ron Edmondson

Yesterday, I shared some general ways I deal with stress. Today I’m following that up with some specific things I do that help me deal with daily stress. Here are 7 specific tips I have for handling stress: Plan each day – Begin each day with a predetermined win for the day.

7 General Suggestions for Handling Stress

Ron Edmondson

The world is stressful. If anything, life seems more stressful today than even a few years ago. How do we handle the stress of daily living? Do you have a plan beyond the stress of today? It will help free your mind from stress when you can lift your focus from today. Be a giver – People who cling tightly to what they have stress when they have less. Stress often comes through what consumes our mind. That’s a recipe for stress.

Feeling Trapped: Stressed Out! « Linked 2 Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

Posted on September 21, 2010 by Karen Parsons Stress is everywhere! Many leaders are stressed out, so naturally, they think this is a normal condition. Life doesn’t have to be lived under so much negative stress! Stress does have a purpose and it is useful sometimes.

Feeling Trapped: Symptoms of Stress! « Linked 2 Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

Posted on December 16, 2010 by Karen Parsons Is your leadership style creating stress in your organization? Prolonged stress is linked to numerous life-threatening diseases and debilitating disorders. The effects of stress are also linked to obesity and suicide.

Sometimes, as a leader, I need a reminder

Ron Edmondson

Sometimes we can get so caught up in the stress of leadership we forget – I chose to be a leader. The post Sometimes, as a leader, I need a reminder appeared first on Ron Edmondson. You may also I am a runner.

7 Habits of a Successful Leader

Ron Edmondson

For me personally, this is my passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but successful leaders are willing to endure the loneliness of leadership, the stress of leading, and the pressure to perform at higher levels, because they believe in something worth the fight.

7 Reasons I Need to Regularly Exercise as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

Stress reduction – I find if I’m especially stressed a good sweat gives me a calmer perspective. It took me a while to associate the cause of additional stress on the lack of exercise, but the return to healthy routines made it clear. I’m a runner.

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A Leadership Lid You Can Never Avoid

Ron Edmondson

The leader must lead under stress – even when the temptation is to quit, endure through criticism – even when it would be easier to cave to pressure, and overcome failure – even when they feel like one – to continue to lead.

7 Simple Leadership Tips Which Could Help Every Pastor and Leader

Ron Edmondson

You’ll stress less about your progress if you drop the comparison game. The post 7 Simple Leadership Tips Which Could Help Every Pastor and Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I have a heart for leaders. Especially church leaders.

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7 Things Every Leader Needs to Quit Immediately

Ron Edmondson

At some point in your leadership, if you really are leading through the deep waters of change, relational differences, or simply the stress of wearing the leader hat, you’ll face burnout. The post 7 Things Every Leader Needs to Quit Immediately appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

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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5 Situations You May Need to Micromanage

Ron Edmondson

When a team or team leader has been severely crippled by injury or stress. It could be what they were dealing with in their personal life or with the stress of their work, but I had to step in and help them more than I normally would for a season to help them succeed.

7 Commandments of Leadership

Ron Edmondson

When stress mounts — when pushed in the corners of life — when power rises — when opportunity creates itself to take advantage of others for the benefit of self — true character is revealed. The post 7 Commandments of Leadership appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

7 Dangers of Leading in Isolation

Ron Edmondson

When the leader feels he or she is alone the likelihood of burning out, emotional stress and even depression increases. The post 7 Dangers of Leading in Isolation appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

An Example of Leading Under Pressure (Or not)

Ron Edmondson

The place is normally busy and this seemed like a typical day, but the obvious leader (person in charge) was in stress mode. I know firsthand the pressure of leading under stress. The role of a leader in times of stress may be more important than when times are good.

4 Free Ways to Grow the People You Lead

Ron Edmondson

Walking by faith – leading into the unknown – always teaches me more than I could learn in a “safe place” To grow leaders we must give others ample chances to live firsthand in the stress of leadership. There are some common questions I hear from leaders.

10 Inexpensive Ways to Develop People on Your Team

Ron Edmondson

It’s important, therefore, to find ways to develop even with stressed budgets. The post 10 Inexpensive Ways to Develop People on Your Team appeared first on Ron Edmondson. When budgets are stretched, development often is pushed to the back burner or cut altogether from the budget.

An Encouragement To Be A Dad (Happy Father’s Day!)

Ron Edmondson

I know you are tired from the pressures and stress of life, but your family’s health depends so greatly on the important role you play. appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table.

12 Leadership Principles of Jesus That Inspire Me

Ron Edmondson

The post 12 Leadership Principles of Jesus That Inspire Me appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Leadership Under Stress: The Jesus Model. There are many leaders I admire who have influenced my own leadership.

A Life Principle My Daddy Taught Me

Ron Edmondson

” If anyone was ever tempted to stress about an issue he would interject this often repeated line. The post A Life Principle My Daddy Taught Me appeared first on Ron Edmondson. You May Need This One Today My father was probably the most bottom line guy I know.

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. 7 Specific Ways I Deal with Stress. In previous posts I shared about the way people respond to change.

5 Clever Ways I Find Time to Exercise

Ron Edmondson

I talk to busy, stressed pastors every week and frequently I ask them how they are staying physically fit. This is especially true during the most stressful weeks. (By The post 5 Clever Ways I Find Time to Exercise appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

7 Simple Leadership Tips

Ron Edmondson

You’ll stress less about your progress this way. The post 7 Simple Leadership Tips appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I have a heart for leaders. Especially church leaders. I’d love to help others learn from my mistakes. In fact, that’s a huge motivation for this blog.

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5 Clever Ways I Find Time to Exercise

Ron Edmondson

I talk to busy, stressed pastors every week and frequently I ask them how they are staying physically fit. This is especially true during the most stressful weeks. (By The post 5 Clever Ways I Find Time to Exercise appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

Top 5 Obstacles to Having a Great Christian Marriage

Ron Edmondson

The process of blending two very different people is what causes stress to many marriages. Pressures of life/stress. The post Top 5 Obstacles to Having a Great Christian Marriage appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I love marriage.

5 Wrong Ways to Respond to Criticism

Ron Edmondson

The post 5 Wrong Ways to Respond to Criticism appeared first on Ron Edmondson. A 4 Step, Simple Strategy To Have a Less Stress-Filled Life. Criticism accompanies leadership. Every leader knows this. Make any decision and some will agree and some won’t.

5 Easy Steps to Begin a Daily Quiet Time

Ron Edmondson

Don’t stress over perfection here, just strive for routine. The post 5 Easy Steps to Begin a Daily Quiet Time appeared first on Ron Edmondson. The way you begin your day often determines the quality of the day.

I Am a Pastor – And, I May Be Suffering From Burnout

Ron Edmondson

I hear from pastors on a regular basis facing the stress of ministry. Pick your own scenario, but I know this – if not careful, the stress will quickly cause the pastor to: Become more sensitive to criticism and stress. What Now?

3 Problems with Being Too Nice as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

The leader ends up stressing over the wrong things. The post 3 Problems with Being Too Nice as a Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I remember talking with a leader not long ago. She’s an incredibly kind and gentle person. She’s smart, hard-working, and loyal.

7 Ways to Parent with Grace

Ron Edmondson

There were rarely days where life was no fun in our home, even during some of the most stressful times in our lives as parents. There will be some days that are no fun — but if children are living within the boundaries of your home, don’t take the stress of your world out on them.

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7 Ways I Protect My Family Life in Ministry

Ron Edmondson

There have been seasons of my ministry where this was the case, especially on abnormally stressful days. Here are 7 ways I attempt to protect my family from the stress of ministry: Down time. The post 7 Ways I Protect My Family Life in Ministry appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

7 Suggestions When a Good Marriage Isn’t Working

Ron Edmondson

The stress and pace of life causes tension in the best marriages. Outside stress causes tension in the relationship. It is especially important during stressful seasons you keep talking, to each other and to God. How did your marriage survive through a stressful time in marriage?

7 Ways to Support Your Pastor on Sunday

Ron Edmondson

The bottom line: Sunday mornings are a stressful time for pastors. The post 7 Ways to Support Your Pastor on Sunday appeared first on Ron Edmondson. My ministry allows me to interact with dozens of pastors each week.

7 Habits of a Successful Leader

Ron Edmondson

For me personally, this is my passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but successful leaders are willing to endure the loneliness of leadership, the stress of leading, and the pressure to perform at higher levels, because they believe in something worth the fight.

7 Ways for a Husband to Encourage His Wife

Ron Edmondson

I can’t stop the pressures and stress Cheryl will encounter by being a pastor’s wife or by being a friend, mother, daughter or sister. The post 7 Ways for a Husband to Encourage His Wife appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I’m not a perfect husband.

5 Tips when Communicating with Women

Ron Edmondson

Crying may simply be a way to express and release emotions – With intense emotions — sometimes a woman can feel overwhelmed with stress, anger, grief or even pleasure — tears are a natural reaction. I recently posted 5 Tips when Communicating with Men.

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