Author Archives: Jim Edmonds

About Jim Edmonds

I am a husband, father, mentor, who once was a chemist turned physicist turned marketer turned executive turned missionary turned professor. And survived it all.

On Freedom and Responsibility, via a Parable

I settled on this topic in March, but did not begin it until May, and it is now August.  Life intervened.  This time in the form of extended travel – first to Eastern Europe on a fact-finding mission, then to … Continue reading

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Funny Things That Happened on the way into March

“Laughing, like elation, seems to help people think more broadly and associate more freely, noticing relationships that might have eluded them otherwise…” – Daniel Goleman And it is about this time of year when we long for a much-needed bit … Continue reading

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Morals and Measles

“It will take off like wildfire” Within the last few weeks it has become apparent not only that a major measles outbreak is occurring in multiple locations (reports here and here), but that the cases are continuing to increase in numbers.  The outbreaks … Continue reading

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7 Words to Change the World

“There is always a gap between the experience and the fuller truth.  One problem is that the size of the gap (between the event and our speaking out about it) is inversely proportional to what we think we already know.” A … Continue reading

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On Developing Leadership Attributes

There are times when I come across something that neatly distills and packages a number of thoughts that concern the development of leaders.  Not just the “How do I develop leadership skills in my organization?” question, but the not-so-subtle question … Continue reading

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Thought Provoking Articles from 2018

This post is a bit later this year due to travel.  But on second thought, perhaps a retrospective for a year should certainly include the last days of the year, the ones everyone else skips. Here, in no particular order, … Continue reading

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Christmas, It’s In The Aire

It’s that time of year.  Time to haul out the Christmas decorations, the ornaments, the tree.  A time to create the atmosphere through active decorating, followed by passive, relaxed atmosphere enjoyment. Except for this year. We are in our new … Continue reading

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