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November 26th, 2015

Why Appreciation Matters

What is the one thing that leaders can do for those who work for them that will contribute more to productivity than anything else we do? Take an attitude of thanksgiving back to work! Stop and say, “Thank you.” In an article in Harvard Business Review entitled “Why Appreciation Matters So...

via Bill Peel
October 24th, 2015

4 Lessons about Overcoming Obstacles from R.G. LeTourneau

R.G. LeTourneau was one of became America’s best-known Christian businessmen in the mid- twentieth century. He, made and gave away a fortune during his lifetime, and he founded a university. Although he had only seven years of formal education, LeTourneau died with 300 patents in his name...

October 19th, 2015

Why Business Matters to God (And What Still Needs to Be Fixed)

Jeff Van Duzer grew up thinking business was the source of much damage and evil in the world, the work of greedy capitalists polluting the environment. Thirty years later he was dean of a business school. In the course of that remarkable transformation, Van Duzer discovered many business...

October 7th, 2015

Why Christians Should Paint, Dance, Quilt, Act, Compose Music, Write Stories, Decorate Cookies and Participate in the Arts

Why does a symphony stir our soul or painting capture our imagination? Why does a well-turned phrase in a story or a well-cast line in a stream produce a sense of satisfaction? Why does creating something beautiful give us joy?  Because we are made in the image of our Creator God. According...

via Bill Peel
September 24th, 2015

Communicating Grace in an Ungracious World

Whether we work on a factory floor, in a cramped cubical, or in the corner office, each of us has the opportunity to bring grace to our workplace. Even small things—a word of encouragement or a simple act of kindness—can be used by God to accomplish big things. Graciousness Stands Out  In a...

via C12 Group
September 23rd, 2015

The Art of Listening Well: 10 Things Christian Business Leaders Should Never Silence

C12 is one of America's leading CEO Roundtable organizations. Founded in 1992, C12 helps Christian business owners or chief executives ​achieve excellence through best-practice professional development, peer sharpening, consistent accountability, and learning with the eternal...

May 17th, 2015

How a "Yes" Culture Prepares College Seniors for Their Calling

A “yes” culture releases people to discover their gifts and live out their calling in the world. “At my church,” says college grad specialist Erica Young Reitz, “this isn’t just a tagline—it’s really happening.” In our series What My Church Does Well, Erica inspires love for young...

via Bill Peel
May 14th, 2015

The Best Way to Erase Poverty

"The best anti-poverty program is a job," said President Obama at the recent Poverty Summit at Georgetown University. Overwhelming response on Twitter pushed #PovertySummit to a national trending topic.  God created us to work. When we don’t work, we can’t flourish --  much less eat and pay...

April 29th, 2015

PovertyCure: From Aid to Enterprise

Do we really help people, communities and countries by sending them aid?  A group of academics, activists, theologians and business leaders believe more harm than good is often the result of international aid. PovertyCure is an international network of organizations and individuals seeking...

April 8th, 2015

Can Millennials and Boomers Work Together?

Both the workplace and the church are experiencing a major demographic transition as Boomers and Millennials learn how to do life and leadership together. Collaboration of the two largest cohorts of the past four generations can enrich every corner of society, but this can also create a...