Friday, October 4, 2013 - 16:19
Bob Walker was 13 years old when he heard R.G. LeTourneau speak about being God’s businessman. It was then and there that Bob felt the call to business. Today, Bob is president of Walker Mowers, but God is the Senior Partner—and has been since Bob’s father started Walker Manufacturing Company on the family farm in Kansas. Since 1980, Walker has focused on designing, developing and producing a line of compact, commercial-grade riding mowers and attachments.
Friday, August 30, 2013 - 11:28
Is the work we do on a daily basis something to be endured or to be celebrated?
God worked to create the universe.
Adam and Eve worked in the garden before the Fall.
That makes work a good gift from God and something to celebrate.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 09:08
They are in every workplace, people you’d like to avoid like the plague. Journalist Glynn Young who directs the Social News team at a Fortune 500 company and writes for The High Calling reminds us, “We are not called to like everyone we work with. But we are called to love them.” He offers some sage advice and a three-step process for dealing with bosses and fellow employees that remind us that we live in a fallen world.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 16:06
According to research by Forbes magazine, organizations that give regular thanks to their employees far out perform those that don’t. Read the five best practices the research uncovered.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 15:57
Taking time at the end of the day to count your blessings is good for the spirit, but it's also good for the body. Research from the Academy of Management Journal shows that workers reported lower stress levels in the evenings after spending a few minutes jotting down positive events at the end of the day and why those things made them feel good. Read more
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 15:46
Good managers understand that building a great workplace environment is not about what they do – the initiatives, the projects, the decisions. Rather, strong workplace cultures are the result of consistently attending to three fundamental relationships: trust (the relationship with one’s manager), pride (the relationship with one’s job), and camaraderie (the relationship between employees). Read more
Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 17:39
So what's the secret sauce of successful business? No matter what your business, investing in your people is synonymous with investing in your company’s future. So writes Travis Jarman in his blog at O.C. Tanner.
Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 10:15
Research has shown that employees who feel valued have higher job satisfaction and are willing to work longer hours. they also engage in productive relationships with co-workers and supervisors, are motivated to do their best and work towards achieving the company’s goals. The opposite is also true. Another study conducted in 2012 indicated that more than half of all employees intended to search for new jobs because they felt underappreciated and undervalued.
Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 13:56
Every episode of the hit A&E show Duck Dynasty ends with the Robertson clan and some friends enjoying a meal together, and someone (usually Phil) praying over the meal. Read about how the family stands up for their faith in Hollywood in this Denison Forum article by James Peel.
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 17:23
One more hour.
It wasn’t that I disliked my job. But after a long day of filing papers at my internship, I was losing my edge. My sense of urgency about my work was dissipating. I felt guilty about it, but also powerless to change.
Jesus’ words to his disciples seemed extremely relevant at that moment:
Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak (Matt 26:41).
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 17:12
According to Tim Keller, “the gospel has a deep and vital impact on how we do art, business, government, media, and scholarship. ...
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 17:11
Saying the wrong thing to your boss can do serious damage to your career. Have you ever said, “That just isn’t possible,” to your boss? That’s one of things this Monster.com article tells us never to say to our boss. Interviews with managers surfaced nine phrases we should keep to ourselves even if it’s what we’re thinking. And some of the things bosses don't like to hear may surprise you.
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 17:02
Are you working on the right things? Are you delivering the highest and best use of your talents and skills? Are you meeting expectations of those who are watching and talking about you behind your back? J. B. Wood talks about the importance of self-reflection in your work and asks important questions to help you determine if your work is effective.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 16:15
More and more pastors are awakening to the fact that they can’t ignore how most people spend the bulk of their time between Sundays— 40, 60, or 80 hours a week working. Besides preaching and teaching from the numerous passages in the Bible that offer workplace wisdom, people need to see less direct affirmations of the importance of their work to God.