I’ve made a lot of mistakes in leadership. One of the primary purposes of this blog is to help others learn from my experience. So, I want to share some of the mistakes I’ve made. I hope at least one of them encourages other leaders.
These are 10 of the biggest:
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I was once asked to help a church process how to get younger people to attend. After we discussed some change recommendations a man pulled me aside and said, “Son, we don’t need no fancy ideas around here. We like being a small church.”
I soon learned he represented the […] Continue Reading…
Don’t be afraid to take a wrong turn — or go where the path isn’t clear — or act when you don’t have all the details figured out yet.
Some of the best discoveries are made that way.
People are always asking Cheryl and me how we discovered a great new […] Continue Reading…
I was talking with a youth pastor recently. He is experiencing tremendous disappointment in his current position. He feels he is doing everything well, but his pastor never seemed pleased with his progress.
As we talked, it became clear to me that he and his pastor had different […] Continue Reading…
I spent most of my adult life outside vocational ministry. I’m amazed at the opportunities God has given me in ministry, but in many ways I am still a newcomer. I have just over a dozen years in this career. It’s challenging in some ways, because I see things […] Continue Reading…
I’ve often heard people say you can’t measure discipleship. I don’t know if that’s true.
It is true that you can’t necessarily put a number or percentage on discipleship growth, but you can tell — over time — if it has happened or is happening.
Here are 10 indications […] Continue Reading…
Laziness is a sin.
Whoever is lazy regarding his work is also a brother to the master of destruction. Proverbs 18:9
It’s also annoying. And, ineffective in leadership.
The fact is, however, that many of us have some lazy tendencies when it comes to leadership. I do at times. This is as […] Continue Reading…
Abigail: 3 Approaches to Wisdom from ron edmondson on Vimeo.
Two ways to improve your marriage today
Communicate more often.
Schedule times just to talk.
Plan activities that will allow you to engage with each other.
Get a sitter so you can be alone.
Don’t let too much time to without longer conversations.
Begin and end your day — as much as possible — in […] Continue Reading…
What do you look for when you bring a person on to your team?
What expectations do you have for people who serve on your team?
I think it’s important to know yourself well enough that you understand the qualities in people with whom you work best.
Several years ago I took […] Continue Reading…