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September 12th, 2019

Leadership Lessons from the Life of David

We can learn much about leadership by studying the lives of Bible characters. Previously in our “Leadership Lessons from the Bible” series we have learned from Jesus , Joseph, Nehemiah and the Apostle Paul. Today, we’ll look at leadership lessons from the life of David. Like all leaders,...

July 16th, 2019

Thank God for Plumbers

by David Greusel If you’ve ever had a plumber in your home to repair a sudden leak (and always on a weekend!), you may have sighed “Thank God for plumbers,” even while complaining about the hospital-sized bill. But I have more reasons than most to thank God for plumbers. Not because my home...

July 10th, 2019

Pay Attention to the Connections

In the fabrication and erection of structural steel, you pay attention to the connections. In the steel fab shop, most of the labor is in the connections: the base plates, shear tabs, and especially the moment connections which have lots of bolt holes and complete joint penetration welds. ...

May 28th, 2019

5 Ways to Leave a Legacy Through Mentoring

Mentoring in retirement sounds like a wonderful idea. “Invest in the next generation. Share your life experience. Feel a renewed sense of purpose.” But in reality, far too often mentoring feels awkward for both mentor and mentee. To the mentee, it can often feel like a mono-directional...

May 11th, 2019

Kingdom Venture at Betenbough Homes

Betenbough Homes, West Texas’ number one new home builder, was founded in 1992 when Ron and Rick Betenbough teamed up to deliver quality homes at the most competitive price. Now, more than 20 years and almost 7,000 homes later, Betenbough Homes continues to provide individuals with an...

March 1st, 2019

The Power of Remembering Names

For most people, their name is the greatest connection to their unique identity. When we remember someone's name, we demonstate that we value him or her. No matter what our excuse—bad memory, poor hearing, age, etc—we can improve our ability to recall names. An article in The Washington...

January 2nd, 2019

Appreciating Your Staff Makes Business Sense

Fifty-one percent of managers reported they felt they were doing a good job in recognizing work well done, but only 17% of their team members stated they felt recognized by the manager for doing good quality work.  For some leaders, the topic of showing appreciation to their employees is...

December 3rd, 2018

Legendary Partnership Between George Bush and R.G. LeTourneau

One of the most daring ventures in the oil exploration industry was the development of the first moveable, off-shore drilling rig by R.G. LeTourneau for George Bush's Zapata Oil Company in the early 1950s. What was labeled impossible was daily fare for R.G. LeTourneau’s genius-level...

November 4th, 2018

Mark Greene: Boaz, the Godly Manager

Mark Greene grew up Jewish and became a Christian in his early twenties. He worked in advertising in London and New York before becoming Vice-Principal and Lecturer of Communications at the London School of Theology. He now serves as Executive Director of the London Institute for...

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November 3rd, 2018

Wendy Simpson: Living in God's Presence at Work

Wendy Simpson is a global business leader and deeply devoted Christian. She is Chair of Wengeo Group, an innovative diversified industrial group with investments in manufacturing, precision engineering, industrial property development, venture capital and new media. She has held key...