Ron Edmondson: “If I Had to Pick One Leadership Principle … “

This one big leadership principle is so simple it’s insane.

I received this email recently:

Ron, a question for you. If you had to pass one and only one leadership principle to others leaders, what would that one principle be and why that one?

That’s a hard question, but I thought for a minute and came to a thought.

Here’s my reply:

It’s not about you.

Why?

Because, leadership is about something bigger than you.

If ever we begin to believe it’s about us, or our agenda, or our plan … or even more dangerous … our people … we will become controlling, prideful and eventually ineffective.

How would you answer?

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Ron Edmondson
Ron Edmondson is a pastor and church leader passionate about planting churches, helping established churches thrive, and assisting pastors and those in ministry think through leadership, strategy and life. Ron has over 20 years business experience, mostly as a self-employed business owner, and he's been helping church grow vocationally for over 10 years.
  • pem

    In one sense, I agree; “It’s not about you.” However, I suggest that you read the Arbinger Institute’s excellent book, Leadership and Self-Deception. It is all about you.