Friday, November 02, 2012


Yes, But...

Ron Edmondson - 3 C's of Successful Leadership:
  • Character – Character is who you are when no one is looking. It’s your level of honesty and integrity, and the way you deal with pride and humility. Character admits personal failure, isn’t fake, and has genuine concern for others. Character determines who will trust you enough to follow you.
  • Commitment....
  • Competence....
There is nothing wrong with any of that, but it seems like something is missing. I supposed if he expanded his definition of "Character" he might get where this needs to be, but it seem to me that the primary requirement for a Christian leader to be successful would be to show the fruit of the Spirit. I realize there is no "C" there, but are our ideas really subject to our literary devices? I find it troubling that there is nothing in Edmondson's list that distinguishes Christian leadership from secular leadership. I have heard/read such things for business leadership my entire adult life. Again, there is nothing wrong with it, but as Christians we are called to more. In my opinion churches fail not becasue they they are too different from the culture around them but becasue that are not different enough. There is more than culture to consider. Most of culture is benign, it is about who we are in the culture that matters most when it comes to demonstrating the power of Christ in our lives. It is there we should focus our lives.

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