Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University

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July 20th, 2014

Discover Your Gifts, Discover Your Calling

Job layoffs and an anemic economy are pushing many Christians to question the purpose of their lives, yet I meet very few who are thinking in terms of the "good works" God had in mind when he designed them. Each of us has a high calling we are obligated to follow. When we follow...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
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July 14th, 2014

It Takes a Team

Recently I heard this behind-the-scenes story about a company that had enjoyed notable success and is now struggling to survive. A former employee told me that he and other high-performers had worked their tails off, adding millions to the company’s bottom line. Yet the company’s president...

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June 28th, 2014

R.G. LeTourneau’s Impact on Others

Although LeTourneau knew he was called to business, he had no qualms about sharing his faith. He believed that it was the job of Christians in business to redeem the nation. He challenged laymen to take their place alongside pastors to make faith concrete. "The preachers can tell us that...

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June 20th, 2014

Leadership Is About Giving Power Away

The last half of the twentieth century marked a shift in the way people think about leadership. Prior to the 1980s, leadership was considered more of a personality trait than a professional skill. But in the 1980s, the idea of leadership—the ability to cast a vision for the future, to...

June 20th, 2014

Employee Engagement Begins in College

The fact that 70% of the American workforce is disengaged from their work is disconcerting on a number of levels. A Gallup study of over 30,000 college graduates found a profound link to long-time success in work engagement and life well-being that begins at the university. Two key findings...

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June 19th, 2014

Why People Hate Work & How That Can Change

“The way we’re working isn’t working,” say Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath in a New York Times article, “Why You Hate Work.”  Middle managers, as well as top-level executives reported: They don’t feel appreciated. They find it difficult to accomplish the most important work amid...

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June 19th, 2014

God Wants You to Work Like a Dog

Our two border collies often remind me of the connection between satisfying work and energizing joy. Although our pets are past their prime, they behave like pups when the opportunity arises to do their “work” of herding and running off would-be predators that could harm their “flock”—which...

June 19th, 2014

When to Go Public with Faith at Work

On his way home from London to New York, Mark Campisano sat next to a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, where he himself was a junior partner. Mark didn't know the older gentleman very well so when their dinner arrived, Mark tried to bow his head and give thanks to God as...

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June 18th, 2014

R.G. LeTourneau’s Call to Business

When R.G. LeTourneau's missionary sister pushed him to get serious about serving God, he was confused and conflicted. He wrestled with God over the work he loved and what most people believed—that “going all out for God” meant going into fulltime ministry as a preacher, evangelist or...

June 18th, 2014

Leadership Influence: The New Face of a Christian Marketplace Leader

Can an office assistant or a research associate have influence for the Kingdom of God? My new friend Allyse and her husband Shane met with me last week for lunch, and over gyros we discussed Allyse’s work. She has been working as an office assistant for a doctor who specializes in the care...