Leadership is not about having all the answers.
One sign of a great leader — in my opinion — is to be bold enough to say, “I don’t have all the answers”.
Perhaps even harder, “I’m not the one to carry this task forward.”
That takes humility.
I observed the pressure some pastors […] Continue Reading…
Recently I posted “The Tension Between Staying in a Learning Position and Jumping into the Lead Position”. The point was there is a fine line between when a person is ready to be in a senior leadership role and needs to remain in a learning position. The post was […] Continue Reading…
I’ve seen it so many times.
A leader could even be doing everything else right and one flawed mindset can overshadow — jeopardize all the good leadership principles we know.
One constantly repeated action. One trait. One habit. One mindset.
And, sadly, many times it’s not even that the person isn’t a […] Continue Reading…
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, […] Continue Reading…
Philippians, Part 3 from ron edmondson on Vimeo.
The Christmas season can be hard on relationships. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve met with a couple after the holidays because of problems that developed — or were exaggerated — between Thanksgiving and New Years.
How can you protect your marriage this Christmas? That’s a good goal, […] Continue Reading…
I love leadership. I feel called to it. I realize the need for good leadership,but the fact is that leadership is hard.
I meet regularly with some high-level, senior leaders to glean from them. We talk about our common challenges in attempting to lead others. One shared discovery we […] Continue Reading…
At least once a week a pastor contacts me about church revitalization. I always tell them I’m still learning, but we have seen God do some pretty amazing things in our church. Through this blog I’m trying to share some of the things I’m learning.
The primary question I […] Continue Reading…
“Serving a useful purpose; tending to build up.”
“The act of passing judgment as to the merits of anything.”
You’ve heard the term. As a leader, I hear it all the time.
If you’re a leader then you’ve certainly had people offer criticism. Some even say they are just giving […] Continue Reading…
Philippians, Part 2 from ron edmondson on Vimeo.