Short post by Ron Edmondson on the differences between leaders and managers, the need for both, and the strain when someone naturally inclined toward one area ends up functioning in the other. His thoughts are prompted by a book “Reviewing Leadership”, particularly this quote: “Leadership and management are two distinct yet related systems of action. …

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Ron Edmondson lists seven characteristics of growing and effective leaders. The mission Jesus has given us demands leaders strive into all these areas. The list. Humility. Great leaders are willing to surrender “their” way when it’s not the best way. They realize and appreciate the strength of a team. Intentionality. Great leaders continue to learn. …

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Ron Edmondson writes about developing skill in timing the commencement of new initiatives, finding the sweet spot between moving too soon and not having enough momentum (or preparation/support) and moving too late and losing an opportunity. He calls this process of discernment, preparing and acting ‘caged momentum’. That’s the power of caged momentum. This doesn’t …

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Ron Edmondson writes about the need for leaders entering a new situation to have the skill set to learn the unwritten rules; the unstated (and generally unconscious) culture that a leader seeking to cultivate growth will encounter. Leaders who don’t develop the skill of learning these unwritten rules will constantly feel blind-sided as their attempts …

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