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April 25th, 2017

Fail Forward

Some people refuse to use the word failure. Instead, they substitute words like slip-up, setback, glitch, mistake—or at least frame the failure in a positive light.    Take IBM founder Thomas Watson, for example. He was legendary for his ability to turn a serious mistake into a...

April 21st, 2017

PING - Golfing for God's Glory

Bubba Watson won the 2012 and 2014 Masters using PING irons. These were joyful wins for PING CEO John Solheim, who is also a LeTourneau University Trustee and alumnus. In 2014, PING earned 15 gold awards in Golf Digest's "Hot List."  In 2016, PING claimed the Supplier of the Year Award for...

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February 28th, 2014

Love Bad News? Successful People Do!

Few people put "Getting bad news" on their list of favorite things. On the other hand, who doesn't like to receive good news? Truth is, though, bad news can really be good news -- and quite helpful -- when you're a leader who needs all the facts to make wise decisions. A number of verses in...

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February 28th, 2014

What’s Your NPS? Better Know It!

Google “Measure of Success” on the Internet and you’ll see over 7,000 links to explore. I was reading Bernard Marr’s piece about Net Promoter Score (NPS) this morning just before I had breakfast with an Executive VP at Southwest Airlines. He told me that Southwest had used the NPS metric...

October 15th, 2013

The Heart of Business: Solomon's Wisdom for Success in Any Economy

Become an excellent employer while running an effective business. The Heart of Business by Raymond H. Harris, focuses on the business wisdom found in Proverbs that is vital to personal and professional success. Written specifically to young executives, this study is divided into four easy-...

May 23rd, 2013

How to Spot a Liar

Want to know if someone's being dishonest during business negotiations? Using lots of third-person pronouns and increased profanity are a couple of cues to watch for, according to research findings. Excessive talking--known as the Pinncchio Effect--is also a telltale sign. Not a surprise...

Channel(s): Ethics
January 29th, 2013

Is There Dignity In Your Work?

In The Institute for Faith, Work and Economics blog, Kristin Hansen uses Ruth and the Proverbs 31 woman to make the case that all work matters to God.  She includes a video on "vocational guilt" by Paul Rude. Do you feel that your work matters to God?

via Bill Peel
December 30th, 2012

Selling Cars | Serving the Community

Don Flow, owner and CEO of Flow Automotive, believes that Christian business leaders have a unique opportunity to shape communities and influence culture. Flow has not only built a hugely successful enterprise, he has also constructed a thoughtful model for Christian business leaders that ...

September 29th, 2011

Your Plans: God's Plans

Dr. Timothy Keller's sermon on Proverbs 11:3; 12:5,15; 15:22. "The only way to understand God's plans for us is to see Christ truly and trust Him fully. Gods plans for us are not abandoned to fate; our choices matter, and once we have committed entirely to His will, we can receive his...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
September 29th, 2011

The Two Great Tests

Dr. Timothy Keller's sermon on Proverbs 3:9-14; 10:16, 25; 24:1. "There are two spiritual tests highlighted in these passages: good times and bad times. These circumstances show our sin in general or our idols in particular. We can choose whether to deal with them or deny them, but we will...