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March 20th, 2020

The Fear of Death and the Promise of Shalom

Today, 1 in 3 people say they fear death--a significant uptick as a result of the corona virus. Mark Greene of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity reminds us of the source of our peace and the impact our calm response in the face of fearful headlines can have on others. "Out...

October 22nd, 2015

Put Fear In Its Place - Lessons From a Former Airline Executive

Scott Dickson is the former CEO and president of Vanguard airlines, a position he took in early 2001 with full understanding that it was a turnaround situation. The airline was in trouble, and it was his job to reverse a bad situation. Then 9/11 changed everything. In his book, Never...

March 15th, 2020

Leading in a Crisis

Unexpected catastrophic ordeals like the caronavirus pandemic highlight the need for leadership at multiple levels. While this is a global health crisis, the issues don’t stop at the hospital door, the CDC or the White House. The social and economic ramifications demand well-anchored...

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February 17th, 2020

Faith-Based Employee Resource Groups on the Rise

Something exciting is afoot in corporate America. An AP news release recently announced that, “More US firms are Boosting Faith-Based Support for Employees.”  “Corporate America is at a tipping point toward giving religion similar attention to that given to other major diversity categories...

February 6th, 2020

The ServiceMaster Story: Navigating Tension between People and Profit

Albert M. Erisman, Hendrickson Publishers (January 2020) When the Business Roundtable announced, in August 2019, that businesses should no longer have a singular focus on profit, analysts asked: How do businesses deal with the “quick-buck” pressures from Wall Street? One answer lies in The...

January 7th, 2020

Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

How do you see your glass – half full or half empty?  I have observed that people who see their glass as half empty have a scarcity mindset.  And once you see your glass as half empty, it’s like wearing a blindfold that limits your ability to see where you are going – your vision. People...

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November 21st, 2019

Benefits of Leadership by the Book

Organizations are often run according to "the superchicken model," where value is placed on star employees who outperform others. Yet business leader Margaret Heffernan says it's social cohesion, not competition, that drives the most high-achieving teams—a principle we find throughout the...

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November 10th, 2019

Tear Down This Wall

https://www.lausanne.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/098.pdfOn June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan called on Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. In the same way, we're calling for another wall to be torn down, the wall separating faith and work--but more than...

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October 19th, 2019

Working for God: The Story of R. G. LeTourneau and the University He Founded

This fresh, compelling pictorial biography of R. G. LeTourneau reveals stories never before told about the engineering genius whose giant earth-moving machines helped win WW II and build the highway infrastructure of America. He became the best-known Christian Businessman in the 20th...

October 18th, 2019

Leadership Lessons from Nehemiah

We can learn much about leadership by studying the lives of Bible characters. Previously in our series we have learned from Jesus and Joseph. Today, we’ll look at leadership lessons from Nehemiah. Hand Me Another Brick, written by Charles Swindoll, was one of the books about Nehemiah I read...