By Ron Edmondson on Sep 5, 2017
There is one truth about leadership every leader must understand, but is difficult to receive by some leaders. The probability is good you won’t like this truth either.
By Ron Edmondson on Aug 17, 2017
Do you want people to get along, support one another, and join forces to achieve the vision? Of course you do. All leaders want their teams to cooperate.
By Ron Edmondson on Jul 27, 2017
"Suddenly I was feeling a stirring in my stomach. I became slightly nervous. It was a brief encounter, but I quickly realized I was being reminded of a few very painful experiences in my own leadership and life. I was recalling the emotions of betrayal."
By Ron Edmondson on Jul 5, 2017
One of the hardest things I do in ministry is interact with those who are no longer in ministry, but wish they were. They’ve been derailed. They messed up and either they got caught or the guilt got the best of them and they confessed. Watching this process over the years there appear to be some common reasons failure occurs. It doesn’t start at the failure. It starts months – and, perhaps years – prior. My hope is if we expose some of them we can catch a few people before it is too late.
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 20, 2017
There are some characteristics which set a great leader apart from mediocre leaders. Do you know what they are?
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 14, 2017
For those of you in the vocational ministry, let me offer some reflections on 42 years of ministry.
By Ron Edmondson on May 27, 2017
As difficult as forgiveness may be to extend, it is often a most important ingredient in healthy relationships and in being a completely healthy person.
By Ron Edmondson on Apr 7, 2017
Every leader at some point faces a crisis of belief in their leadership – or what he or she is attempting to lead.
By Ron Edmondson on Mar 14, 2017
Getting a new person started in a good way is probably equal to finding the right people – especially if we hope to keep them.
By Ron Edmondson on Feb 7, 2017
In every church I’ve been in, people want to reproduce leaders, but few think they know how.
By Ron Edmondson on Jan 4, 2017
Sometimes people don’t know how well they are doing.
By Ron Edmondson on Dec 23, 2016
Several years ago, to prepare for a Christmas message, I consulted with two professional Christian counselors in our church.
By Ron Edmondson on Nov 8, 2016
I have learned in my years of leadership – I only know what I know. And, many times I don’t know much.
By Ron Edmondson on Oct 10, 2016
Someone asked me recently what I primarily look for in the hiring of a staff position. I said, without reservation, first and foremost, I look for the heart.
By Ron Edmondson on Sep 8, 2016
The way others expect you to respond often determines the way they respond to you.
By Ron Edmondson on Aug 1, 2016
You can’t recruit leaders – at least not effectively – if you never develop a culture to do so.
Reproducing cultures reproduce leaders.
By Ron Edmondson on Jul 8, 2016
I have a heart for leaders. Especially church leaders. I’d love to help others learn from my mistakes. In fact, this is a huge motivation for this blog and a lot of my ministry.
With this in mind, I want to share a few things I’ve learned over the years. I hope it proves helpful.
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 9, 2016
My heart is for leaders. I have been in leadership roles for over three decades now. I’ve led large and small teams. Through my ministry I’ve worked with hundreds of leaders. A mentor of mine always reminds me the success of whatever is being led always reflects back to leadership.
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 4, 2016
I realized I’m only one person and although everyone wanted some of my time and there were more ideas than we could ever accomplish, I knew I would burnout if I didn’t pace myself. This meant I said no to some things – really many things.
By Ron Edmondson on May 4, 2016
The truth is, the best leaders I know have a limp of some nature. It may not be visible, but if you are around them long, they will display remnants of a previous injury.
By Ron Edmondson on Apr 19, 2016
Whether it’s church planting or encouraging church revitalization and growth of an existing church – if God calls you to it, and you are faithful to the call – you’ll feel His pleasure upon your obedience and service.
By Ron Edmondson on Mar 29, 2016
People will feel they’ve not been listened to, no one cares, or even they are unloved. They’ll take it personal enough to leave the organization. It should never be because we simply chose not to respond in a timely way.
By Ron Edmondson on Nov 16, 2015
Ron Edmondson: "Many times it’s the seemingly small things which cause the most damage to a leader’s reputation and damages respect."
By Ron Edmondson on Oct 20, 2015
Ron Edmondson's tips are actually true for everyone, but they're especially true for visitors.
By Ron Edmondson on Oct 3, 2015
So you finished your sermon prep by Friday--or have you?
By Ron Edmondson on Jul 14, 2015
Years of training and counseling have given Ron Edmondson some insights into the unique relationship of pastors and pastors' wives.
By Ron Edmondson on May 4, 2015
Sometimes we do the wrong thing before we even knew we did the wrong thing.
By Ron Edmondson on Mar 15, 2014
"Not that I seek the approval of man, but I wanted to be part of a church that would truly make a difference in our community, so much so that if we were gone, people would miss us."
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 4, 2012
Ron Edmondson offers a helpful description of the different types of guests you'll find at your church on any given Sunday.
By Ron Edmondson on Apr 18, 2012
The best part of my sermon message preparation is after it's written; what not to say is perhaps the most important part.