Uma Maheswaran S

Uma Maheswaran S

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9 years ago @ Ron Edmondson - The Blindfold of Exper... · 1 reply · +1 points

Thanks for the encouraging post Pastor Ron! Thanks for the motivation tonic you provide every morning through this blog. As I read this post, I am reminded of the episode from the New Testament where Paul encourages and builds Timothy. What a blessing for young Timothy to get mentored under Paul!!!

9 years ago @ Ron Edmondson - Do You Want a Leader o... · 1 reply · +1 points

Yes Pastor Ron! The challenge of leadership is always greater than managing ---

~ Leadership involves standing apart from others without separating yourself from them.
~ It could also mean speaking up when others are silent.
~ It necessarily requires the leader to remain steadfast, grounded, and measured in the face of uncertainty.
~ A leader must respond productively to political opposition (even backstabbing) without getting sidetracked, distracted, or losing your focus.
~ And a leader should be able to stay in the discomfort of a colleague’s anger without shutting off or becoming defensive.

9 years ago @ Ron Edmondson - The Power of One · 1 reply · +1 points

Thanks Pastor Ron for the vibrating post this morning. I am blessed as I read and internalized the learning.

I just completed reading a fantastic book, "How do you measure your life?" by the Harvard Business School Professor 'Clayton M. Christensen'. At the end the book, Christensen asserts that --
"While many of us might default measuring our lives by summary statistics, such as number of people preside over, number of awards, or dollars accumulated, and so on, the only metrics that will matter to my life are individuals whom I have been able to help, one by one, to become better people."

A book first; and, a post today. A good time for my reflection and action!!!

9 years ago @ Ron Edmondson - 7 Tensions Every Leade... · 1 reply · +2 points

-- Being task oriented without burning relations with the team members
-- Working towards 'being respected rather than being liked' as a leader
-- Always listening to others but not compromising either.

9 years ago @ Ron Edmondson - The Elasticity of the ... · 1 reply · +1 points

Ron! Thanks for the much reminder this weekend. I can 'feel' the words and relate to the meaning conveyed by you. The Bible is very categorical in stressing about the importance of guarding the heart. King David, a man after God's heart, commits a mistake by failing to guard his heart for a moment and falls for a married woman. And, it finally leads to a situation where 'blood never departs from his house'.
In Matthew 15:19, Jesus himself asserts, "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies." Therefore, it is inevitable that we guard our heart.

9 years ago @ Ron Edmondson - 10 Things You Can Do T... · 1 reply · +1 points

Thanks Pastor Ron for the fantastic ideas!
(1)As a leader, I feel that it is important to have clear vision and challenge status quo. There is nothing wrong in being a visionary. This necessitates one to be creative and think outside the box.
(2) It is important for a leader to observe things using all his senses. It will help him in his decision making process in the long run. (Observation is a skill which many do not possess these days)
(3) It is good for the leader to have an undivided heart committed to a purpose.

9 years ago @ Ron Edmondson - 3 Challenges for the C... · 1 reply · +2 points

Thanks Pastor Ron for the post today. I feel that one of the major challenges in church planting (sometimes daily basis) is that church planter facing situations where he is uncertain how to handle. He might have been uncertain about policies to be adopted / leadership decisions to be made. I believe that when one is planting a church, everything he does will be an experiment.

9 years ago @ Ron Edmondson - Time Saving Advice whe... · 1 reply · +1 points

Thanks Pastor Ron for the insights -- Discussing the “how” before the “if” usually wastes valuable time and energy. This is true. I believe that along with "if", we can also include the "why".

Many times, I see people failing to address this "why" before harping on to "how"? When we are able to answer the "why", then "if" and subsequently "how" can be managed with ease and confidence.
I feel that this is the one of the prime reasons for success of the 'purpose driven people' in this world.

9 years ago @ Ron Edmondson - Ministry Briefing: A N... · 1 reply · +1 points

Thanks for the suggestion Pastor Ron! This is really crisp and concise news.

9 years ago @ Ron Edmondson - A word that impacts ev... · 1 reply · +1 points

Thanks for the push on attitude, pastor Ron. I am great believer on attitude.
Yup! Our attitude can --
•make a difference in our approach to life
•make a difference in our relationships with people
•make a difference in how we view challenges
Also, I think our attitude cannot --
•substitute for competence
•substitute for experience
•change the facts
•substitute for personal growth

I believe that Viktor E. Frankl (the Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist and the Holocaust survivor and author of the book ‘Man's Search for Meaning’) is one of the good examples of great attitude exhibited during his imprisonment under Nazi regime.