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Have you ever considered what the common traits are of great leaders? I call the traits the pillars of leadership.  I think about the question a lot, because I love observing leaders and I strive to be a better leader. I like simple, easy-to-understand answers, so I have asked this type question frequently through Twitter, to see what common agreement exists about what makes a leader great. Here are 7 pillars of leadership I

7 Pillars of Long-term, Successful Leaders

Often times, we anticipate stress before it even happens. How much does that add to the way you respond to the situation when it does arise?  It is extremely helpful to go into your day with no expectations, so that you don’t project onto it how it is going to occur, when it actually could... [ More ]

I talk a lot about leadership. A mentor of mine says everything rises and falls on leadership.

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7 Examples of Tough, But Smart Leadership Decisions - Ron Edmondson

By Chuck Lawless Many of us find ourselves in leadership positions, but we wonder sometimes if we’re really leading. And, frankly, sometimes there are folks around us who also wonder if we’re leading. Here are a few questions to ask yourself to see if you’re really leading as a Christian leader. If others knew my …

9 Questions to Determine if You're a Christian Leader

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7 Thoughts on Managing Conflict as a Leader - Ron Edmondson

I sometimes wonder if leaders should have a warning that they have to read regularly, to remind them of some important things too.

I’ve worked with a lot of new leaders over the years. Even more so – I’ve been one. Numerous times throughout my more than 35 years leadership career I’ve been the new guy. (And, learned lots of lessons the hard way.) Navigating those early days in a new leadership role is critically important. Much of […]

7 Classic New Leader Mistakes

As a leader, one of your most valuable assets is the respect of the people you are leading.  If a leader is respected, people will follow him or her almost anywhere.   If a leader loses the respect from the ones he or she leads, it becomes very difficult to regain that respect. Often a new leader is given respect because of his or her position as a leader, but respect can be quickly lost due to performance.  Many times, it

As a leader, one of your most valuable assets is the respect of the people you are leading. If a leader is respected, people will follow him or her almost anywhere. If a leader loses the respect from the ones he or she leads, it becomes very difficult to regain that respect. Often a new leader is given respect because of his or her position as a leader, but respect can be quickly lost due to performance. Many times, it

This is a guest post by Tyler Crosson. Tyler is student pastor where I serve. He’s an excellent communicator and has a passionate heart for Jesus and for ministry. He knows God is preparing him to a more lead role in a church and it’s been fun to watch him in this journey. Part of […]

How a Young Leader Develops as a Leader

I can be pretty hard on senior leadership. Having been in such a position for over 25 years, I know the bad side of senior leadership. I

I can be pretty hard on senior leadership. Having been in such a position for over 25 years, I know the bad side of senior leadership.